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Did suffrage matter to Tejanas? Plática with Dr. Cynthia Orozco
Wednesday, August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on Wednesday, August 26th at 8PM CST for:
“Did suffrage matter to Tejanas before and after 1920?:
The case of Adela Sloss-Vento”
which will include stories of other ground-breaking Mexican American women of South Texas. This event is also related to the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This is a virtual plática with Dr. Cynthia Orozco that will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube! This plática will be moderated by Dr. Antonia Castañeda. Stick around for Q&A at the end!
You can purchase “Agent of Change Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist,” book by Dr. Cynthia Orozco from UT Press found here: https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/orozco-agent-of-change
The book is also available at Target and Walmart!
Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco of Cuero, Texas and the daughter of Mexican immigrants is a historian, writer, and film and museum consultant and two-time Ford Fellow. She is Professor of History and Humanities at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso. Orozco earned degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and UCLA. She is the author of Agent of Change: Adela Sloss Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist; No Mexicans, Women or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement; co-editor of Mexican Americans in Texas History; and the forthcoming Pioneer of Mexican American Civil Rights: Alonso S. Perales (Arte Publico Press, Fall 2020). She wrote 80 encyclopedia articles for the Handbook of Texas and over 100 articles and letters appearing in newspapers in Texas, California, and New Mexico. She has also appeared on C Span-Book TV. Orozco served as campaign manager of the Leo Martinez Congressional race in the early 2000s. She was a board member of Unladylike 2020, a multi-media project celebrating women of the Progressive era in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage appearing on PBS in Spring 2020. Orozco is also a founder of the Chicana Caucus of the National Association for Chicano Studies.