Redeeming La Raza Discussion on transborder activism #LAREDO

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month the Laredo Public Libraries invite the community to a lecture, book signing, and Q&A by former Laredoan and historian, Dr. Gabriela González.  

Dr. González will highlight her book,Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rightson Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00 the Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library at 1120 E. Calton Rd in the Multi-purpose room.

Dr. González will present a discussion of the men and women involved in transborder activism who challenged white supremacy and segregation in Texas during the first half of the twentieth century in their efforts to create a dignified place for ethnic Mexicans in American society.

Dr. Gabriela González is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she teaches courses on the US-Mexico borderlands, Latino and Latina History, and Women’s History. In addition to her recent book, Dr. González has written several articles on transborder activists. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. history from Stanford University in 2005 and is a Ford Foundation Fellow.


  • Dr. Gabriela González will visit the Joe A. Guerra Laredo Public Library on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. for a meet and greet and will speak at 2:30 P.M.
  • Light refreshments will be available. 
  • Copies of her book will be available for purchase. 

Laredo Public Libraries: The Laredo Public Libraries strives to provide educational and enriching opportunities for the community of Laredo, Texas, and frequently partners with local authors to offer programs such as the author and book signing events. All services and events are listed on the library’s website (


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