Book Reading and Author Talk/Plática

Date: October 3, 2018

Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Location: Ozuna 101 (Legacy Room)

  • Palo Alto College, Faculty & Staff, Students, Community

Enjoy a book reading and author talk/plática of Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights.

Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights provides an analysis of the transborder modernization of Mexico and the American Southwest during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, underscoring the impact that this modernization had in transforming the lives of ethnic Mexicans across the political divide.“Redeeming la raza” refers to saving ethnic Mexicans in Texas from a social hierarchy premised on false notions of white supremacy and Mexican inferiority.

Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she teaches courses on the US-Mexico borderlands, Latinx history, and women’s history. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. history from Stanford University and is a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow. She has authored several journal and book articles on transborder activism.

Book signing to follow talk/plática.

***Free food provided.***

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