An Evening for Latinx Youth with Authors Lynda Lopez and Natalia Sylvester

Live Zoom Event
Thursday, August 13, 2020
7:30 PM EST/5:30 PM MST

The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in collaboration with Duende District and Greenlight Bookstore, present Lynda Lopez, editor of AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Natalia Sylvester, author of Running, with special teen guests from the Latin American Youth Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The evening event will highlight and celebrate Latinx youth civic engagement, featuring authors Lynda Lopez and Natalia Sylvester. Lopez’s book AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, explores the multiple meanings, from seventeen contributing writers’ points of view, of a young Latina politician in the U.S. Congress. Just thirty, AOC represents her generation, the millennials, in many groundbreaking ways: proudly working class, of Puerto Rican descent, master of social media, a feminist—and a great dancer. In Sylvester’s Running, fifteen-year-old Cuban-American Mariana Ruiz starts to see her father with new eyes when he runs for president. This authentic and humorous YA debut is about waking up and speaking out as Mari fights to find her voice while the whole world is watching.

Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, a Facebook live event

1 pm

Facebook Live Event

Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, a Facebook live event hosted by Bookworks in partnership with the University of New Mexico Press and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Join us for a conversation with editors of a new anthology, Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press (June 2020). Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez (ASU), Spencer R. Herrera (NMSU), and Levi Romero (UNM and New Mexico Poet Laureate) will read from the anthology and talk with moderator Valerie Martínez of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Hosted by Bookworks.

This collection of both deeply personal reflections and carefully researched studies explores the New Mexico homeland through the experiences and perspectives of Chicanx and indigenous/Genízaro writers and scholars from across New Mexico. Order a copy.​