Wars of Reckoning and The Great Reconciliation

Feat. Claire Oberon Garcia & Karen Roybal

Door Time: 6:30 PM
Show Time: 7:00 PM

Beginning in March 2020, Covid-19 lockdowns upended daily life around the world. Then in May, outrage over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis drove millions of Americans to the streets demanding racial justice.

How did these events shape the century ahead? Join the discussion as Claire Oberon Garcia and Karen Roybal look back at this history in the making. The panel will be moderated by History Colorado’s Jason Hanson.

About the Speakers: 

Claire Oberon Garcia
Claire Oberon Garcia is a Professor of English at Colorado College. Her teaching and research interests lie in Black Diasporic literature and culture, with an emphasis on women writers. Her classes are usually cross-listed in English, Comparative Literature, Race Ethnicity and Migration Studies and Feminist and Gender Studies. Her most recent publications include: 
“Black Women Writers in Early Twentieth Century Paris,” in the Routledge Companion to Black Women’s Cultural Histories (2021) 
“I’ve Got a Story to Tell: Identity and Place in the Academy”, Jackson, Jordan, and Jordan, eds. Peter Lang Publishing, (1999)  
“Remapping the Metropolis: Theorizing Black Women’s Subjectivities in Interwar Paris” in Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality 1848-2016 (2019)
She is the lead editor on “From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to The Help: Critical Perspectives on White-Authored Narratives of Black Life” (2014)
Her monograph, “For we have seen the relativity of all things”: Black Women Writers in Paris (1900-1956), is under contract with the University of Georgia Press. 

Click here to read Claire Oberon Garcia’s original original article in The Colorado Magazine. 

Karen R. Roybal
Karen R. Roybal is an assistant professor of Southwest Studies at Colorado College. Her specializations include Southwest Studies, Archival Studies, Chicanx and Latinx literature and history, and Cultural Studies. She teaches courses in literature, arts and culture, archival studies, Southwest/Borderlands history, and environmental justice. Dr. Roybal is the author of Archives of Dispossession: Recovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848-1960 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). Her most recent project is New Transnational Chicanx Perspectives on Ana Castillo, co-edited with Dr. Bernadine Hernández (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021).

Click here to read Karen Roybal’s original article in The Colorado Magazine. 

Presented by Colorado Chautauqua Association and History Colorado.

Supported by the Betsy Hitchcock Program Fund


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