Social Justice in Uvalde: Breaking Juan Crow Legacies to Rebuild Anew
Thursday, November 3, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
About the Lecture
The Uvalde massacre on May 24 is a tragedy that was centuries in the making. In this semester’s Panos Family Endowed Lecture in Equity and Social Justice, UT Austin associate professor Monica Muñoz Martinez will discuss the long history of Juan Crow policies and border policing that shaped the community as well as the long history of residents who called for social justice and for change.
Dr. Martinez studies the history of race relations in the U.S. and racial violence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Uvalde is her hometown.
- 5:30 p.m. – Pre-Event Reception
- 6:00 p.m. – Lecture by Dr. Martinez
About the Speaker
Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez is Associate Professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin. Her book The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas received six book awards. She co-founded the award-winning project Refusing to Forget and helped to secure four state historical markers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Martinez is a 2021 MacArthur Foundation Fellow.