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Jimmy Patiño: “Raza Sí, Migra No”

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The East Side Freedom Library and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library invite you to:

Jimmy Patiño: “Raza Sí, Migra No”

Monday, May 7th, 2018, 7:00pm

“Author Jimmy Patiño will discuss his new book that explores the rise of the Chicano/Mexicano movement and the struggle for human rights as immigration from Mexico to the United States grew significantly during the 1970s and 1980s.

About Raza Si, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in San Diego
Jimmy Patiño reorients the understanding of the Chicano movement in his new book, which tells the story of how Chicano/Mexicano politics conveyed an “abolitionist” position on immigration – going beyond the agreed upon assumptions shared by liberals and conservatives alike that deportations are inherent to any solutions to the still burgeoning immigration debate. As immigration from Mexico to the United States grew through the 1970s and 1980s, the Border Patrol, police, and other state agents exerted increasing violence against ethnic Mexicans in San Diego’s volatile border region. In response, many San Diego activists rallied around the leadership of the small-scale print shop owner Herman Baca in the Chicano movement to empower Mexican Americans through Chicano self-determination. The combination of increasing repression and Chicano activism gradually produced a new conception of ethnic and racial community that included both established Mexican Americans and new Mexican immigrants. Patiño narrates the rise of this Chicano/Mexicano consciousness and the dawning awareness that Mexican Americans and Mexicans would have to work together to fight border enforcement policies that subjected Latinos of all statuses to legal violence.

About the Author/Presenter
Jimmy Patiño is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Chicano & Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota. His work attempts to create a dialog about the ways that concepts of race, gender and nation create class disparities and formulate an array of identities that mobilize social movements and initiate class struggles on multiple fronts.

About the Series
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library celebrates labor history month with four weeks of programs focused on worker rights. Events range from lectures and discussions to a play reading – all asking us to question what we know of labor history and workers’ efforts to organize, seek respect, and confront issues of safety and discrimination over the last century. All programs are free and open to the public.”

Free and open to all

East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.

info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294



May 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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East Side Freedom Library


East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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