Rewriting the Chicano Movement Book Celebration and Discussion

Join us for an online book launch celebration and discussion for Rewriting the Chicano Movement: New Histories of Mexican American Activism in the Civil Rights Era edited by Mario T. García and Ellen McCracken.

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

This online event is part of our Spring 2021 Book Series via Zoom. Event is free, but registration is required.

UPDATE: We are thrilled to announce that the following book contributors will be joining the discussion:

Holly Barnet-Sanchez is emerita associate professor of modern Latin American and Chicano/a and Latino/a art history at the University of New Mexico. The author of several publications focusing on Chicano/a murals and graphic arts, her most recent co-authored book is Give Me Life: Iconography and Identity in East L.A. Murals.

Jesús Jesse Esparza is an assistant professor of history at Texas Southern University. His area of expertise is the history of Latinos in the United States, with an emphasis on civil rights. His current book project is “Raza Schools: Latino Educational Autonomy and Activism in Texas, 1920– 1980.”

Patrick Fontes received his PhD in American history from Stanford University. His research interests include Chicano history, U.S. immigration history, twentieth-century youth subcultures, and Central California history. He teaches at Clovis Community College in Fresno, California.

Tiffany Jasmin González earned her PhD in history from Texas A&M University, College Station, and earned an accolade from the American Association of University Women for her dissertation, “Representation for a Change: Women in Government and the Chicana/o Movement in Texas.” Tiffany holds the Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the Newcomb Institute of Tulane University.

Andrea Muñoz received her BA in Chicana and Chicano studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Teach for America member and after her teaching commitment will attend graduate school.

Michael Anthony Turcios is completing his PhD in cinema and media studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC. He specializes in the visual and literary culture of subaltern groups from the Global South. His dissertation is “Art of Displacement: Decolonial Visual and Literary Culture in the East Los Angeles Barrios and the Banlieues of Paris, France.”

The Chicano Movement, el movimiento, is known as the largest and most expansive civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican Americans up to that time. It made Chicanos into major American political actors and laid the foundation for today’s Latino political power. Rewriting the Chicano Movement is a collection of powerful new essays on the Chicano Movement that expand and revise our understanding of the movement. These essays capture the commitment, courage, and perseverance of movement activists, both men and women, and their struggles to achieve the promises of American democracy.

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