Henry Barajas presents and signs “La Voz De M.A.Y.O Rambo Vol. 1”
November 21 @ 7:00 pmFree
Come out to Book Soup for an evening with Henry Barajas and “La Voz De M.A.Y.O Rambo Vol. 1.” This book is based on the oral history of Ramon Jaurigue, an orphan and WWII veteran who co-founded the Mexican, American, Yaqui, and Others (M.A.Y.O.) organization, which successfully lobbied the Tucson City Council to improve living and working conditions for members of the Pascua Yaqui tribe. Thanks to this period of activism, the Yaquis were federally recognized as one of the remaining Native American tribes. Meanwhile Ramon’s home life suffered as his focus was pulled from family to wider community, and from domesticity to the adrenaline of the campaign.