University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Ed Morales

Ed Morales, a freelance writer based in New York, teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He co-directed a documentary, "Whose Barrio?," about the gentrification of East Harlem. He is a journalist who has investigated New York City electoral politics, police brutality, street gangs, grassroots activists and the Latino arts and music scene. He has been a Latin music Newsday columnist and longtime Village Voice contributing writer whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Jacobin and The Nation. He has published two books, "Living in Spanglish" and "The Latin Beat" in 2002 and 2003, respectively. His new book is "Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture."

Scheduled events:
Hybrid Genres: Nonfiction, Journalism and Political Memoir
An interactive discussion that will focus on the possibilities of hybrid literary genre and the creation of a seamless narrative voice from a diversity of orientations and perspectives.

Integrated Learning Center Room 151 (Seats 24, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ed Morales
Contested Latino Identities: Past, Present, and Future
Three important contemporary voices taking the measure of Latino identity in the U.S. today across the span of different times, geographies, and generations. These identities range from Mexican workers to Central American immigrants to the emerging Latinx generation.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Maritza Cardenas, Ed Morales, Luis Plascencia
Moderator: Anna O'Leary
The Forgotten: The Latinx in America
Authors Ed Morales, Julissa Arce and Ilan Stavans discuss race, culture and politics in America through the oft-forgotten but powerful Latinx lens.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Julissa Arce, Ed Morales, Ilan Stavans
Moderator: Nancy Montoya

Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture
Nuestras Raices
September 2018
ISBN 9781784783198
$24.95, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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