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Arts lecture showcases Austin’s Chicano history

Monday, July 11, 2022 by Tai Moses

Author, historian and film consultant Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco will be giving a virtual talk about the “early colonial history of the Austin area, the arrival of Mexicans to the area, the establishment of barrios, and the political, economic, and social status of this community.” Orozco, the author of No Mexicans, Women or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist, teaches at Eastern New Mexico University in Ruidoso. Her talk is in conjunction with the MexicArte’s exhibition, Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas 1960s to 1980s, which focuses on Chicano and Chicana artists in Austin during the Chicano civil rights movement. Tuesday, July 12, noon-1 p.m., Facebook Live.

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