Wed, Mar 16|
MACRI Talks Presents: I Can Hate No More: Preserving the History and Memory of Joe Campos Torres
Learn about Vietnam Veteran Joe Campos Torres
Time & Location
Mar 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
About the event
Join MACRI for a virtual talk by Dr. Jesse Esparza, about the tragic death of Vietnam Veteran Jose "Joe" Campos Torres, and current efforts to memorialize his life.
Dr. Jesús Jesse Esparza is an Assistant Professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences at Texas Southern University, where he has taught since 2009. He is an expert on the history of Latinos in the United States, with an emphasis on civil rights activism. Dr. Esparza’s manuscript, Raza Schools: Latino Educational Autonomy and Activism in Texas, 1920-1980, which offers a multiracial narrative of a Latino-controlled school district in west Texas between World War I and the Chicano Movement, is under consideration with the University of Oklahoma Press. Dr. Esparza teaches Mexican American, Texas, Civil Rights, and Latin American History. He received his B.A. and a master’s degree in History from Southwest Texas State University and a Ph.D. in History in 2008 from the University of Houston.
The views and opinions expressed by our program guests are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute.