March 26, 2021
Authors Lisa Magaña and César S. Silva discussed their new book, Empowered!: Latinos Transforming Arizona Politics, taking an online audience on a tour of Arizona’s Latino immigrant, political, and organizing history.
The online event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, further explained how that history eventually transformed Arizona into a more inclusive and progressive state then ever before. During the book launch, past students of Magaña’s shared in-depth details of the organizing work taking place in Maricopa County that especially helped increase registered voters in record-breaking numbers this past election season—turning Arizona from a red to a blue state.