University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith

Ms. Rubio-Goldsmith is sponsored by Barbara Martinsons & Larry Boutis

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, adjunct lecturer, specializes in research and teaching on Mexican-American women's history, human rights, and immigration issues. A native of Douglas, Arizona, Rubio-Goldsmith completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Law and Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has taught at Pima Community College since 1969 and, since 1983, at the University of Arizona, where her primary focus has been the history of Mexicanas and Chicanas. She has taught courses on Mexican and Latin American history as well as developed curricula on Afro-American, Yaqui and Tohono O'odham histories. Rubio-Goldsmith has won numerous awards for teaching excellence. She has presented papers on Mexican women on the U.S.-Mexico border, a subject she has studied for many years, before national and international conferences, and published the results of her research in several scholarly articles. Rubio-Goldsmith is currently researching for a book on women who fled the Mexican Revolution to take refuge in Southeastern Arizona. Students and colleagues know her as a community activist devoted to immigration rights, women's rights, and civil rights in general. As a member of several community boards and as a public speaker she constantly presents a Chicana perspective. Since 1994 she has been active in providing information on the Zapatista Revolution in Mexico through Pueblo Por La Paz in Tucson, and the National Commission for Democracy in Mexico.

Scheduled events:
Collective Amnesia
With the gains of the Chicano Movement of the 60s and 70s fading into history, three authors discuss persistent government policies and societal bias that result in the tragic dehumanization of migrants, living without dignity and dying anonymously.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Invalid (1280) (following presentation)

Panelists: Tim Z. Hernandez, Maceo Montoya, Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
Moderator: Margaret Regan
Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La vida no vale nada Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert addresses the tragic results of government policies on immigration. The book’s central question is why are migrants dying on our border? The authors constitute a multidisciplinary group reflecting on the issues of death, migration, and policy.

University of Arizona Press, Booth #241 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Nuestras Raices

Author: Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert
Authors reflect on immigration and how it is studied, address the tragic results of government immigration policies, and remember the thousands of migrants who have lost their lives crossing the desert.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 100, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Celestino Fernández, Anna Ochoa O'Leary, Robin Reineke, Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith
Moderator: Maribel Alvarez

Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La vida no vale nada
Nuestras Raices
University of Arizona Press
October 2016
ISBN 9780816532520
Paperback, 320 pages
$24.95, INSTOCK
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Proceedings of a conference held in March 2008.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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