Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Dr. Irene Blea
Email iiblea092@gmail.com
Phone 505/896-8477
Address 5900 Westward Lane NW
Albuquerque, NM  87120
Biographical Info Irene I. Blea, Ph.D., is an author and lecturer. Her books include "The Feminization of Racism: Promoting Peace in America," "U.S. Chicanas and Latinas in a Global Context," and others. She was chairperson of Chicano Studies at California State University and president of the National Association of Chicana/Chicano Studies. She is president of the Native New Mexico Club, among other community activities.
Program Description This multicultural perspective of Native Americans, Hispanics and "newcomers" in the mid to late 1800s offers a quick overview of the establishment of Fort Union on the Santa Fe Trail, the regional and imported materials used in its construction and its daily function. The primary focus of the presentation is on the little known facts concerning soldiers, officer's wives, laundresses, maids, servants and prostitutes. The program ends with an opportunity for the audience to discuss and ask questions leading to a critical analysis of the period and its implications today.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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