“Commemorating and protesting Oñate on the border”

Aug 2, 2020

Mon. 8/3, 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, in a conversation with Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva hosted by Cristina Baccin, we talk about the controversial figure of Juan de Oñate y Salazar and the veneration of Spanish conquerors by some in the Southwest: what´s their role in the history of inclusion/exclusion in the Southwest and in the USA as a nation. 

Dr. Chávez Leyva wrote about “Monuments of Conformity. Commemorating And Protesting Oñate on The Border” (New Mexico Historical Review, 2007). She is a Chicana historian and writer. She specializes in Mexican American and the U.S/Mexico border. She is the Director of the Institute of Oral History and Associate Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. She blogs at http://www.fiercefronteriza.com​