I'm sorry to be out of Tucson for this symposium that's coming up September 13. It's free to register and I really love the work of both the keynote speaker Victor Villanueva and Plenary speaker Curtis Acosta. Villanueva's work has been extremely influential in discussions of race, language, and rhetoric. Acosta's teaching and activism in the fight against the ban on Ethnic Studies in Tucson has been inspirational in the context of negative portrayals by media and legislators.
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