The Sor Juana Festival is a multidisciplinary festival that honors one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a 17th-century Mexican nun who valued and fought for a woman’s right to education. All events are happening now through the end of April and take place at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
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Sor Juana was a celebrated playwright, mathematician and poet in her own time and is considered the first feminist of the Americas. Through this unique festival, we celebrate the legacy of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and pay tribute to the rich artistic accomplishments of Mexican women from both sides of the border.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Sor Juana Festival was the first festival in the United States to celebrate the rich artistic accomplishments of Mexican and Mexican American women in the arts and society. 25 years later, it continues to be the only festival with such a unique scope and focus.
The festival has presented high profile artists such as: Elena Poniatowska, Sandra Cisneros, Angélica Aragón, Lola Beltrán, Diana Bracho, Vikki Carr, Jesusa Rodríguez, Maria Elena Gaitán, Denise Chávez, Maria Hinojosa, Regina Orozco, Julieta Venegas, Astrid Hadad, Maria Rojo, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Tanya Saracho, Tiaré Scanda, Ely Guerra, Fangoria and Ana Castillo.