RESCHEDULED - Mexican American Educational Empowerment: Book Talk with Darius Echeverría (2/20)
Thursday, February 20
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Please join us for a talk with Darius Echeverría, author of the book Aztlán Arizona: Mexican American Educational Empowerment, 1968-1978 with the University of Arizona Press.
Aztlán Arizona is a history of the Chicano Movement in Arizona in the 1960s and 1970s. Focusing on community and student activism in Phoenix and Tucson, Darius Echeverría ties the Arizona events to the larger Chicano and civil rights movements against the backdrop of broad societal shifts that occurred throughout the country. Arizona’s unique role in the movement came from its public schools, which were the primary source of Chicano activism against the inequities in the judicial, social, economic, medical, political, and educational arenas. The book illustrates how Mexican American communities fostered togetherness that ultimately modified larger Arizona society by revamping the educational history of the region.