08/14/2013 12:55 pm ET

Alisa Valdes Discusses Hispanic Roles In Films And Books

A best-selling author said Saturday at the second Wise Latina International Mujeres and Amigas: An Afternoon of Sisterhood event that Hispanic women are still being cast in stereotypical roles in films, television and books.

Hispanic women are mostly cast as sexy maids, gang members or second-class citizens, said Alisa Valdes, who wrote "The Dirty Girls Social Club."

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