February 28, 2013 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Medicine book cover

Come hear a talk by Dr. Patrisia Gonzales, on Thursday, Feb 28 from 2-4 pm in Room LL430 of the SDSU Library.    Dr. Gonzales, a professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson, will be speaking about her recently published book: Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing.  Combining the author's experience as a Red Medicine herbalist and birth attendant and her extensive research of oral traditions and storytelling, the book addresses healing, dreams, purification rites, and birthing practices from indigenous worldviews.  Red Medicine examines past and present perceptions of indigeneity and how Chicanas/os, Mexican Americans and indigenous people in Mexico, are reclaiming and maintaining these traditions.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Women's Studies, Chicana/o Studies Department, the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program, and the SDSU Library.

The event is free and open to all.