WHEN: March 30, 2021 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
WHERE: Zoom Meeting ID – 946 1954 2805 ; Passcode – 087092
WHO: Our guest panelists:
Irene Vásquez received her PhD from the History Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds the position of Founding Chair of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. Under her leadership, from 2013-2015, UNM established a Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Chicana and Chicano Studies. She has a joint faculty position in Chicana and Chicano Studies and American Studies at UNM. Irene Vásquez specializes in the intersectional histories and politics of Mexican-descent populations in the Americas. Her research and teaching interests include U.S. and transnational social and political movements. She co-authored a book on the Chicana and Chicano Movement titled, Making Aztlan: Ideology and Culture of the Chicana and Chicano Movement: Ideology, 1966-1977, published by the University of New Mexico Press. She has written several essays in English and Spanish on the historic and contemporary relations between African Americans and Latin American descent peoples in the Americas. Irene Vásquez co-edited the The Borders In All of Us: New Approaches to Global Diasporic Societies, published by New World African Press. She is currently working on publications centering on immigrant and human rights organizing in the U.S. In addition, she has previously published essays on Indigenous peoples in what is today northern Mexico. Her current project is a history survey of Chicana women in the U.S. In the area of K-12 Education service, Irene Vásquez serves as President of Semillas Sociedad Civil, a nonprofit organization that founded the first K-12 International Baccalaureate World Schools in Los Angeles, including Xinaxcalmecac: Academia Semillas del Pueblo and Anahuacalmecac: International University Preparatory High School of North America. She previously served on the Mayor’s Education Advisory Council for the City of Los Angeles.
Dr. Robert Alexander González is a registered architect, architectural historian, and the Dean of the School of Architecture & Planning at the University of New Mexico. He is President-Elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), a national organization representing 168 architecture programs in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. He also serves on The Architecture Lobby’s Board of Directors. Dr. González is the author of the field-leading book, Designing Pan-America: U.S. Architectural Visions for the Western Hemisphere, which expands on his writings on the US-Mexico border, architectural competitions, and Latin American/Latinx architecture. He is also the founding editor of the international journal AULA: Architecture & Urbanism in Las Américas, which is dedicated to architecture, urbanism, and public art. Dr. Gonzalez’s architectural experience includes work on low-income housing and historic sites in Texas, as well as in Barcelona, Spain, where he worked on the 1992 Summer Olympics and on two iconic historic preservation projects in the city. Dr. González completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and his graduate and doctoral degrees at MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.
Francisco Uviña Contreras received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture, minoring in Art History in 1994 from the School of Architecture and Planning (SAAP) at the University of New Mexico. Francisco received his Masters of Architecture and Masters Certificate in Preservation and Regionalism in 2009 from the University of New Mexico where he graduated with distinction. Francisco worked for Cornerstones Community Partnerships, a non for profit organization, from 1994 to 2008 to assist with field assessments, documentation of historic buildings, adaptive re-use design and new design work utilizing traditional building methods as the Architectural/Technical Manager. In 1996 he served as the only North American representative to participate in an international five-week training program in Perú in the restoration, conservation and new design of earthen buildings; the program was sponsored by CRATerre in France, The Getty Conservation Institute in the US and the International Center for the Study of the Preservation & Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM) in Italy. In 1999 Francisco was invited on contracted to teach in the same five week Latin American program in Perú. Francisco is the co-author and illustrator of Cornerstones’ Adobe Architecture, A Conservation Handbook. Since 2009 Francisco has been teaching architecture undergraduate and graduate design studios, preservation courses, as well as planning courses and studios at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. In the present Francisco serves as the Director for the Historic Preservation and Regionalism Graduate Certificate Program at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico.
Moises Gonzales is an Associate Professor of Urban Design in the Community and Regional Planning Program at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. He also serves as the Director of the Resource Center for Raza Planning, which is a community outreach center within the School of Architecture and Planning whose mission is to provide technical assistance in the areas of community development, design, and natural resource planning for traditional communities throughout New Mexico. Moises’s teaching focus is in Physical Planning and Urban Design as well as Historic Preservation of the Southwest. Moises is co-editor with Enrique R. LaMadrid of the recent book, Nación Genízara, Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico by University of New Mexico Press (2019). Moises Gonzales is also Co-Author along with Robert William Piatt, Jr. of the book, Slavery in the Southwest Genizaro Identity, Dignity and the Law by Carolina Academic Press (2019).
The event will kick off with a welcome from the Community & Regional Planning Department followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session for the audience.
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