In celebration of his forthcoming publication, “The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement” (UC Press, 2015), Mario T. García, professor of Chicana and Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara and author of “The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America” (U North Carolina Press, 2014), will join other Chicana/o studies scholars in a roundtable discussion of the intersections of memory and testimony in the writing of history.
Although the history of the Chicano movement is now well documented, far less is known about its impact on individuals—the micro-dimensions of the movimiento. Panelists will talk about the role of oral history and consider how, why, and for whom the history of the Chicano movement is developed. Joining García will be Ernesto Chávez, associate professor of history at UT El Paso and the IAC CSRC visiting researcher for 2014-15, and Virginia Espino, program coordinator for Latina and Latino history at the UCLA Center for Oral History Research. Chon A. Noriega, CSRC director, will serve as moderator.
This event is FREE.