Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Cristina Tzintzún to Give Keynote at LLILAS Graduation

Fri, May 5, 2017
Cristina Tzintzún to Give Keynote at LLILAS Graduation

Each spring, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) honors graduates of its master’s and doctoral programs with an intimate ceremony. This year, LLILAS is thrilled to welcome alumna Cristina Tzintzún (class of 2006) as the keynote speaker for this event.

A nationally recognized advocate and leader in the Latino community, Tztintzún is the former executive director of the Workers Defense Project. She was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine, was hailed by the New York Times for her success organizing Latino workers, and was named a Change Maker by the Texas Observer in its 60th anniversary issue.

Tzintzún's work has been featured on NPR, USA Today, Univision, and MSNBC’s "Up Late with Alec Baldwin.” Tzintzún is co-editor of the book ¡Presente! Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice, and has authored works on race, class, and gender. She runs a new organization, Jolt, which seeks to build power for Latino voters in Texas.

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