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Holocaust Museum Houston: An Evening with Dr. Gabriela González

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Mon, Oct 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

Join Holocaust Museum Houston for the fifth and final lecture in their 2020 Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Lecture and Film Series. Over the last month, Holocaust Museum Houston has hosted authors and scholars who have contributed to highlighting Latinx history, identity, culture, and cross-cultural collaborations.

Dr. González will speak about her book Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights. This book examines the gendered and class-conscious political activism of Mexican-origin people in Texas from 1900 to 1950. In particular, it questions the inter-generational agency of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who subscribed to particular race, ethnic, class, and gender ideologies as they encountered barriers and obstacles in a society that often treated Mexicans as a nonwhite minority. Middle-class trans-border activists sought to redeem the Mexican masses from body politic exclusions in part by encouraging them to become identified with the nation-state. Redeeming la raza was as much about saving them from traditional modes of thought and practices that were perceived as hindrances to progress as it was about saving them from race and class-based forms of discrimination that were part and parcel of modernity.

Dr. Gabriela González is associate professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she teaches courses on the US-Mexico borderlands, Latinx history, women’s history and historical methods. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. history from Stanford University in 2005 and is a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow.

This event is pre-recorded and will be followed by a LIVE Q&A with Dr. Gabriela González

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. Guests will receive a private Zoom link so advance registration is required.

Register here.

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