LUCHA LIBRE: Stories from the Ring

Experience Lucha Libre at the Branigan Cultural Center with our virtual exhibit Lucha Libre: Stories from the Ring. The exhibit tells the history of Lucha Libre, its connections to the border region, and the stories that have come from the sport.

Lucha Libre is a type of professional wrestling originating in México, in which the contestants wear masks and use rapid, acrobatic techniques. Learn what it takes to become a wrestler, about masks the wrestlers wear, and how luchadores –the Spanish word for wrestler have influenced many areas, including art and social justice issues.

Illustration of Mexican Wrestler El Santo

Luchadoras Feministas Panel Virtual

August 13, 2020

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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Luchadoras de El Paso, TX y Ciudad Juárez, México van a contar sus historias, y compartirán cómo han sido empoderadas por sus carreras en el cuadrilátero. Así mismo, brindarán conversaciones sobre los efectos del patriarcado en la frontera. Programa en español, Traducción al inglés disponible en forma de subtítulos. (English translation available in closed captions). Luchadoras from El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, México will tell their stories and will share how they have been empowered by their careers in the wrestling ring. They will bring forward conversations about the effects of the patriarchy in the borderlands. This program is in Spanish. English translation will be available in closed captions