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Headlines from History - The Life and Times of a Mexican American Reformer
Jovita Idar - The Life and Times of a Mexican American Reformer

7–8 pm CDT
Online program via Zoom
Free to attend; registration required

Jovita Idar (1885-1947) blazed a trail across the South Texas borderlands as a Mexican American teacher, journalist, and political activist. Like the transnational region in which she was raised, her career does not fit neatly into any one box. As an educator, she fought for the rights of children in South Texas during a time when segregation was common in Texas schools; as a humanitarian, she crossed the Rio Grande to tend to wounded soldiers during the Mexican Revolution; and as a journalist, she promoted the rights of women in an industry dominated by men. Her work challenged the boundaries imposed on Mexican American women during an era marked by war, migration, and economic reorientation. Join us as we explore her fascinating life of activism in the border region and learn about the historical moment in which she lived.

Jun 23, 2022 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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