I Am Joaquin Summary

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My idea of recreating the poem “I am Joaquin” was inspired by the class readings and lecture about marianism and machismo in Central America. I felt it would be great to transform the poem to a Central American woman’s perspective and her role in surviving the inequities engraved in society from past to present. Likewise, I believed that the history of Central America should be studied more in Chicano Studies since it is rarely talked about. Central America has a rich history of diversity and social inequalities that is important for students to acknowledge and analyze in order to understand the systems of power. Moreover, my part of the poem focused on the history and oppression of women in Central America. Throughout the beginning of the
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