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Food for Thought | Trinity Spring 2021 Virtual Lecture Series

April 7 @ 5:30 pm

Trinity University Presents

Food for Thought

For more than 30 years, Trinity University faculty members and alumni have shared their expertise with colleagues and community members through the Food For Thought Series. As a service to University supporters and the greater Trinity community, the Special Events Office in collaboration with other University departments presents the Spring 2021 Food for Thought Series featuring six free events on varying topics–from epidemiology to Homer’s Iliad to revolutionary women of Texas, and more. You and your guest are invited to attend these engaging live presentations and real-time discussions in a virtual format.

Register here!

Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link to attend the virtual event(s) 48 hours before each lecture.


Your Speakers: Trinity Professor Norma Elia Cantú, Ph.D.; University of Texas at San Antonio Professor Emerita Ellen Riojas Clark ’74, Ph.D.; Artist Kathy Sosa

Your Moderator: Tom Payton, Director for Trinity University Press

Much ink has been spilled over the men of the Mexican Revolution. Far less has been written, however, about its women. Trinity University Press set out to right this wrong with the publication of Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico, which celebrates the soldaderas, saints, and subversives of early Texas and Mexico who refused to walk a traditional path.

Join three of the book’s contributors—Norma Elia Cantú, the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University, artist and illustrator Kathy Sosa, and Ellen Riojas Clark ’74, Ph.D., professor emeritus and cofounder of the bicultural-bilingual studies department at the University of Texas at San Antonio—to celebrate eighteen women who revolutionized their worlds. From the soldaderas tasked with caring for wounded troops during the Mexican Revolution to iconic godmothers⁠ like the Virgin of Guadalupe and La Malinche, to artists Frida Kahlo and Nahui Olin and activists Emma Tenayuca and Genoveva Morales, the women in these stories are vital to the collective history of Texas and Mexico.