Tey Diana Rebolledo, Distinguished Professor Emerita with the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and faculty affiliate with the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) at the University of New Mexico, presents, "Banned in Arizona: Dark Gifts, Taboos, Secrets, and Transformations in Chicana Literature," on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the LAII, 801 Yale Blvd. NE on the UNM campus.
Rebolledo is the author/editor of many books, book chapters, and articles, including The Chronicles of Panchita Villa and Other Guerrilleras: Essays on Chicana/Latina Literature and Criticism (University of Texas Press, 2005), Women's Tales from the New Mexico WPA: La diabla a pie (Arte Público Press, 2000), and Women Singing in the Snow: An Analysis of Chicana Literature (University of Arizona Press, 1995).  

This lecture addresses the issues of banned books, beginning with the banning of Chicano Studies books in Tucson, Ariz., several years ago. Among the books banned was Rebolledo's anthology, Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature (co-edited by Eliana Rivero) (University of Arizona Press, 1995). Why ban Chicano books? What do these writers discuss that is so dangerous? The lecture will be accompanied by illustrations.
A reception follows the presentation from 5 - 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.