From Broadway World:
Also speaking as part of the month's activities is Vicki L. Ruiz, an award-winning author, pioneer in the field of Chicana/Latina history and dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California Irvine. Ruiz, the author of 14 books covering a broad range of Latino/Latina subjects, including oral narratives, gender studies, labor and immigration, will speak Sept. 14 (Thursday) at 4 p.m. in Room 310 of Ballantine Hall on the topic "Citizen Restaurant: American Imaginaries, American Communities." Her books have brought attention to how Mexican and Mexican-American women have played leading roles in labor unions and how they navigated the multiple terrains of gender, race, ethnicity, class and sexuality from the pressures of Americanization and consumer culture, to the pressures from within their communities to maintain their cultural integrity.

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