Join the Arizona Historical
Join the Arizona Historical Society on Thursday, December 17 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. for a roundtable discussion focusing on Chicana/Mexican American or Latinx experiences with justice in the Borderlands. Featured scholars Dr. Tiffany González, Dr. Rosie C. Bermudez, and Dr. Chantel Rodríguez will talk about welfare rights, representation, community activism, and public health and what historians will focus on in the future. Moderated by Arizona Historical Society Museum Curator Dr. Lora Key, learn how Tucson’s own Mexican-American community experienced and claimed justice. A Q&A will follow the discussion.
Free event but registration is required. Click here to register.
Dr. Tiffany González is the Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the Newcomb Institute. In 2020, she earned her Ph.D. in History from Texas A&M University with a certificate in Latina/o-Mexican American Studies. Her research focuses on 20th Century U.S. History with convergence in American politics, Chicana/o-Latina/o, and women & gender history. While at the Newcomb Institute, Tiffany is revising her dissertation into a book manuscript, Representation for Change: How Chicanas Transformed American Politics in the Twentieth Century.
Dr. Rosie C. Bermudez is the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Bermundez will be drawing on her current book manuscript regarding the conceptualization of “dignity work” to explore the political and community organizing among single, Chicana welfare mothers in East Los Angeles in the struggle for economic justice and human dignity in the 1960s. She will focus on the strategies utilized by poor women of color, that included building multiracial coalitions with other racialized populations and practicing political solidarity, to combat social, economic, and political inequality in the U.S.
Dr. Chantel Rodríguez is an Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland. Dr. Rodriguez’s area of research specializes on U.S.-Mexico labor relations, political economy, occupational health, and citizenship. Her book, Health on the Line: The Railroad Bracero Program and the Struggle for Health Citizenship during World War II, examines the debates over the health rights of Mexican guest workers laboring on American railroads.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm