Thursday, November 03, 2022

Book Presentations and Signing Event with Dr. Emilio Zamora and Dr. Cynthia Orozco on Alonso S. Perales and the Founding of LULAC


Happy to invite you to this event taking place tomorrow evening at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC). Do come and hear from Dr. Cynthia Orozco and Dr. Emilio Zamora on their recently published books, both on the history of Alonso Perales, one of the co-founders of LULAC.  Founded in 1929, LULAC is one of the oldest and largest civil rights movement organizations for Latinas/os in the U.S. with origins that track back to Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Texas LULAC State Director Rudy Rosales, Jr., will offer an opening welcome, as will Cynthia Valadez from LULAC District VII. 


Title: Book Presentations and Signing Event with Dr. Emilio Zamora and Dr. Cynthia Orozco 

Date and Time: Friday, November 4, 2022, 6:30 PM-8:00 pm 
Location: AuditoriumEmma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. (off of I-35 and Holly)
Discussant: Martha P. Cotera 


After the event, the authors will have a book-signing—in tandem with the Texas Book Festival happening right now in Austin, Texas.

Orozco, C. (2021). Alonso S. Perales: Pioneer of Mexican American Civil                   RightsHouston, TX: Arte Público Press.

Zamora, E. (2022). In Defense of My People. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press.

Thanks to Nuestro Grupo/Academia Cuauhtli, LULAC District VII, and UT-
History Department for their co-sponsorship, and to the ESB-MACC for the auditorium venue. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 

If you can't make it, you can view it virtually via Facebook live on the National LULAC Facebook page.

-Angela Valenzuela


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