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Santa Clara, CA 95054
Join us on September 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gillmor Center.
Profesora Laura Larqué was born and raised in Mexico City. She earned a BA and MA in sociology at the Autonomous University of Mexico. At 23 years of age, she migrated to the U.S. and earned her M.A. in History at Sonoma State University. In the last 10-15 years, Prof. Larqué has dedicated her studies and research on the Native American Civilizations of Mesoamerica. Her work focuses on the social, economic, political, and religious advances of these civilizations, primarily the achievements of the Aztec and the Maya.
Profesora Larqué has done several lectures on the life of the Aztecs, aiming to demystify the lies and stereotypes historically told about them. Her objective is to discuss this civilization as a society that was highly advanced in its political system, social norms, economic system, and complex religion. Moreover, her passion for the Aztec and the Maya goes beyond the academic setting: Larqué has been a member of the Aztec Dance Group Xitlalli for the last 30 years. This Aztec group thrives to preserve the authentic dance and culture of the Aztec.
Profesora Larqué is a full time professor of history at Santa Rosa Junior College; at her college, she developed AA degrees in Latin America Relations, Chicano and Latino Studies, and Social Justice Studies.
This Mission College HSI Guest Lecture will focus primarily on the Aztec society, political system, religion, and astronomy by discussing the construction of their temples and city.
Tuesday, 17 September, 2019