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Charles Martell Author Lecture: Lorena V. Márquez
The Friends of the Library at Sacramento State invite you to join us for a presentation by Dr. Lorena V. Márquez, historian and author of "La Gente: Struggles for Empowerment and Community Self-Determination in Sacramento," which highlights the rise of the Chicana/o Movement during the 1960s and 1970s. She illustrates how everyday people, la gente, contested various forms of oppression at school, at work, and in their communities and sought lasting and transformative change. By documenting specific acts of resistance, Márquez shows that the Chicana/o Movement in Sacramento encouraged those who were the most marginalized—the working poor, immigrants, and the undocumented, and the undereducated—to fight for their rights.

Márquez’s book is “a marvelous study of the Chicana/o movement in Sacramento that poses questions about self-determination, activism, and everyday people’s political participation. La Gente is a significant contribution to the historiography of the Chicana/o movement.” — Erik Bernardino, Journal of American Ethnic History

Márquez served as a board member of the Sacramento Movimiento Chicano and Mexican American Education Project Oral History Project, a collective of Sacramento Chicana/o movement elders and organizers whose mission is to record and preserve the oral histories of Sacramento Chicana/o Movement activists from 1965-1980. The collection of 98 oral histories is a new acquisition by the University Library’s Gerth Special Collections and University Archives and will serve as a primary resource for student and faculty researchers and scholars worldwide. These oral histories will serve as the basis for Márquez's second book.

Purchase Márquez’s book at your favorite bookstore, and join us for an engaging conversation with the author.

To request reasonable accommodations such as ASL interpretation or live captioning, contact Maria Ramirez at maria.ramirez@csus.edu at least five business days in advance of the event or as soon as possible.

Sep 22, 2022 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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