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MACRI Visitor Center
MACRI Talk Tardeada - George I. Sánchez: Mexican American Civil Rights Trailblazer
Learn about Dr. George I. Sánchez, one of the preeminent intellectuals of the Mexican American Generation from the early 1930s through the late 1960s.
Time & Location
Dec 03, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
MACRI Visitor Center, 2123 Buena Vista St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
About the event
Join us for a MACRI Talk Tardeada with Dr. Carlos K. Blanton about George I. Sánchez, one of the preeminent intellectuals of the Mexican American Generation from the early 1930s through the late 1960s.
TO JOIN US IN PERSON: Reserve your FREE ticket today at https://www.somosmacri.org/event-details/macri-talk-tardeada-george-i-sanchez-mexican-american-civil-rights-trailblazer. We will also live stream this event. No reservation is required to join us virtually!
Our FREE virtual event will stream live on Facebook at https://bit.ly/FB-MACRI & YouTube at https://bit.ly/YT-MACRI at 2 PM Central Time. Just click on your preferred site to join the presentation at 2 PM CT!
🌟 This program is underwritten by AARP Texas! Gracias! 🌟
MACRI's programs are funded in part by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, Bexar County, the Mellon Foundation, the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Wells Fargo, and individual donors like you! Gracias!
ABOUT THE TALK:
Dr. George I. Sánchez was one of the preeminent intellectuals of the Mexican American Generation from the early 1930s through the late 1960s. Often portrayed as passive or accommodationist by the activist cohorts before and after them, this group emphasized capitalizing on American citizenship and patriotism to advance what was actually a radical program to desegregate American life and lift its people from poverty and neglect. George I. Sánchez had a fascinating life, full of triumph and tragedy.
ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Dr. Carlos Kevin Blanton is currently a Professor of History at Texs A&M University.. He joined the Aggie community in 2001 from teaching at Portland State University and a PhD at Rice University. His authored books are The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, 1836–1981 (TAMU, 2004) and George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration (Yale, 2014) and he has recently edited A Promising Problem: The New Chicana/o History (Texas, 2016). Blanton’s work has been honored with the Coral Horton Tullis Award for best book in Texas history (2005), the Bolton Cutter Award for best article in Borderlands history (2010) and the National Association of Chicana-Chicano Studies best book award (2016). He has also published in the Journal of Southern History, the Pacific Historical Review, the Western Historical Quarterly, the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, the Teachers College Record, and in other history and interdisciplinary journals.
Join the talk IN PERSON at MACRI's Visitor Center at 2123 Buena Vista St. Limited in-person seating. Doors open at 1:30PM.$0.00
Virtual Ticket for Live Stream
For those who will watch the live stream, choosing this option will send you a reminder with the link to the live stream. NOTE: No seat will be reserved for you at the Visitor Center!$0.00