Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Teresa Villareal

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Teresa Villareal
b. Mexico; d. San Antonio, Texas, dates unknown

Teresa Villarreal Gonz├ílez, like her sister Andrea, was a feminist, labor organizer, and revolutionary who supported the Partido Liberal Mexicano (PLM) and the Mexican Revolution (1910–17). The Villareal sisters published the feminist newspaper La Mujer Moderna (The Modern Woman) in 1910. That same year, Teresa established El Obrero: Peri├│dico Independiente (The Worker: Liberal Newspaper) in San Antonio, Texas, and published articles that addressed the proletariat and called for involvement of all men and women in the Mexican Revolution's struggle for a democratic government. In addition to economic, educational, and cultural improvements for the masses, the emancipation of women was included in her struggle for justice.

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