CU Chicanx/Latinx History Collection
CU Chicanx History Collection
Virtual Keynote: Dr. Maria Cotera, “The Archival Afterlives of Los Seis de Boulder.”
Friedel, Megan K.
Assistant Professor, Head of Archives and Co-Interim Lead of Rare and Distinctive Collections, University Libraries, CU Boulder
Dean of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Cotera, María Eugenia, 1964-
Associate Professor of Mexican American and Latino Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
1 video : color, sound; 01:30:08
Dr. Cotera's first book, Native Speakers: Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita González, and the Poetics of Culture received the Gloria Anzaldúa book prize in 2009. She is also the co-author of Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Feminism and Activism in the Movement Era and is currently the director of the Chicana por mi Raza digital memory project. Dr. Cotera will reflect on the relationship between history, memorialization, and memory keeping as a praxis of liberation, the archive as a site of encuentro, and how a critical engagement with the history and memory of Los Siete can reframe both the past and the future of social justice.
00:00 Megan Friedel begins by introducing the "Los Seis de Boulder, Race, and Memory" symposium events. She also acknowledges the recent passing of Román Esaí Anaya Méndez; 02:54 Dean Robert Mcdonald introduces the keynote topic and speaker, Maria Cotera; 08:05 Maria begins by thanking Megan and Robert. She pulls up a slideshow titled "The Archival Afterlives of Los Seis de Boulder"; 10:50 Maria talks about structural violence in institutional archives and the post custodial digital archive titled "Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective; 17:00 Maria reflects on her mother's memory keeping and information sharing within libraries which influenced her love of archives; 31:30 Maria talks about the Los Seis bombing in 1974 and the victims associated with Chicano movement activities in the Colorado region. She continues to talk about the history of UMAS and current activities of Chicano students; 45:30 Maria ends her address and Megan asks for questions; 01:25:00 The final question asks Maria what are some of the challenges she has faced in her field. She admits she feels frustrated that her project is not appreciated and she experiences implicit bias as a woman of color; 01:28:19 Megan thanks Maria and ends the address.
Los Seis de Boulder
Maria Cotera keynote 11.5.2021.mp4
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections
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