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“Unsilencing Narratives: Amplifying Queer Archives,” Book Talk

July 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Lydia R. Otero, a writer, historian, and activist, will be discussing their third book, L.A. Interchanges: A Brown & Queer Archival Memoir.

Lydia R. Otero is a writer, historian, and activist who will be discussing the process of writing their third book, L.A. Interchanges: A Brown & Queer Archival Memoir. In this book talk, Dr. Otero will share how they combined the intimacy of a personal memoir with the rigor of documentary history, using photographs, archival documents, and compelling storytelling to craft a passionate narrative of personal growth amid the political and cultural currents of 1980s Los Angeles.

Lydia R. Otero was active in the Gay and Lesbian Latinos Unidos in Los Angeles from the early 1980s through 1991, and served as President of GLLU for two years. Dr. Otero was one of the founding members of Lesbianas Unidas in 1983, remaining active with the organization until 1991. Lydia was a tenured professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona (2003 – 2020).

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July 30, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Central Library – Mark Taper Auditorium
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States

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