University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Roberto Cintli Rodriguez


Roberto Dr Cintli Rodriguez is an associate professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. In 2013, he received the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award from the American Educational Research Association for his work supporting the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District. HIs most recent book is "Our Sacred Maiz is our Mother." He recently turned in a manuscript "Yolqui: A Warrior summonsed from the Spirit World," an examination of law enforcement violence in the United States.

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Scheduled events:
WORKSHOP: Part 1 of 2 - Smiling Brown Project
A live act of the play, “Smiling Brown: Gente de Bronce” will be followed by an extended discussion with audience members to elicit personal narratives regarding light-skin preference as a worldwide phenomenon.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Roberto Cintli Rodriguez
WORKSHOP: Part 2 of 2 - Smiling Brown Project (continued)
A live performance of the play, “Smiling Brown: Gente de Bronce” will be followed by an extended discussion with audience members to elicit personal narratives regarding light-skin preference as a worldwide phenomenon.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

Book:
Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas
Nuestras Raices
University of Arizona Press
November 2014
ISBN 9780816530618
Paperback, 288 pages
$35.00, INSTOCK
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Weaving archival records, ancient maps and narratives, and the wisdom of the elders, Roberto Cintli Rodriguez offers compelling evidence that maíz is the historical connector between Indigenous peoples of this continent. More/less

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