Talk: Thalia Gomez presents “Flowers of Resistance: Yoeme (Yaqui) Land and Water Rights in the Yaqui Territory of Sonora, Mexico”
Since 2011, Thalia Gomez, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Nation of Arizona, has worked with the Indigenous Alliance Without Borders in Tucson and the Yowe-Kobano (Yaqui Pueblo Governors) on issues pertaining to the diversion of water from the Yaqui Pueblos in Sonora, Mexico. Gomez will speak about these experiences and the research she conducted for her master’s thesis, “Flowers of Resistance: Yoeme Contemporary Water Rights,” which she completed in 2013. Gomez received her master’s degree in Raza Studies from the University of Arizona.
This event is organized by MEChA de UCLA and co-sponsored by the CSRC.