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December 4, 2023—
UC Santa Barbara
"Chicanx Hi

Saturday, January 27, 2024—
San Antonio, Texas
The Westside Preservation Alliance, Mexican American Civil Rights Institute, and the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center's
"Emma Tenayuca Speaker Series
featuring Lydia Otero.

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
Los Angeles, California
AJAAS Conference 2024

Saturday, February 17th, 2024
Los Angeles, California
Queer Mercado

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
UC Berkeley

Sunday, March 10, 2024
Tucson Festival of Books

Monday, March 18, 2024
Cal State L.A.

Thursday, November 7, 2024
APA Latinos and Planning
Conference Keynote

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My talk celebrating the culmination of my latest book, L.A. Interchanges on Sunday, July 30th, 2023 at the L.A. Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium.

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Together On the Air

I was a panelist at the closing event for the ONE Archives Foundation exhibit on March 31, 2023. It also featured a special screening of the LGBTQ+ and Latinx documentary "Unidad: Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos."  The program highlighted the coalition work built between César Chávez, United Farm Workers, and members of GLLU toward LGBTQIA+ Latinx rights and liberation in 1980s and 1990s Los Angeles. Access the online "Together on The Air" exhibit HERE.


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Re-Activating Tucson's Downtown History

The University of Arizona's Confluencenter hosted a "Show & Tell" discussion that focused on efforts to re-activate Mexican/Mexican American history on January 27, 2023 at the Sosa-Carrillo House (which is now the Mexican American Heritage & History Museum). I, Betty Villegas, and Mayor Regina Romero were the featured speakers. Watch it HERE. You can find my presentation at the 1:00 mark. 


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NPR featured the
Select Columns From
The Tucson Citizen

Book Relea
held on
September 25, 2021
on Arizona Spotlight.

It is the first story but the entire
program is pretty interesting.

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2021 Tucson Festival of Books
"Arizona authors Alberto Álvaro Ríos and Lydia R. Otero discuss their newest books, both of which explore the power of place and community along the border. How much is lost when families are dislocated altogether? Living where we do, these are things for all of us to think about."

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