Virtual Latinx Lecture and Film Series: An Evening with Dr. Gabriela González

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Monday October 12

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Join Holocaust Museum Houston for the final lecture in our 2020 Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Lecture and Film Series. This month we will be hosting authors and scholars who have contribut-ed 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 transborder activists sought to re-deem 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 Gonzá-lez

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