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DreamHour Speaker Series: Carmen Tafolla

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The DreamHour Speaker Series (The Descendant Series) featuring individuals from the community who will share their experiences as descendants of African Americans and Indigenous peoples- who contributed to making America a global power – without recognition or compensation. Presentations will be focused on the lives of descendants of African American nation and Indigenous founders in America. Presenters will share their perspectives and experiences of the challenges, struggles, and successes involved with the legacy.

4:30 PM 

Carmen Tafolla

Carmen Tafolla, State Poet Laureate of Texas 2015, First Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio 2013-2014, & formerly President of the Texas Institute of Letters, is author of more than 30 books. Her latest poetry book is Carmen Tafolla: New and Selected Works (2018, TCU Press.) A native of the West-Side barrios of San Antonio, her family has been in San Antonio since before it was named San Antonio. She has been recognized by the National Association of Chicana & Chicano Studies for work which “gives voice to the peoples and cultures of this land.”


January 16, 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm