CMAS majors to join Professor Villarreal at ‘Raise Our Voices’ conference

Comparative Mexican American Studies (CMAS) majors and minors will join Aimee Villarreal, PhD, Associate Professor of Mexican American Studies, at the virtual Raising Our Voices conference, which continues today through Nov. 14.

The conference, which began on Nov. 5, features scholarly panels and on-demand events. 

Dr. Villarreal received a Flashman grant to cover the cost of student registrations for the professional conference, organized by the Association of Black Anthropologists. The students selected to attend are Amber Kirwan, Lisa Guerrero, Adriana Valdez, Alexus Gutierrez, Paola Avila-Saldana, Karissa Siebright, Amira Landeros, Mia Sanchez and Lourdes Izarraras-Medina. 

Dr. Villarreal served as guest host for the Decolonized Buffalo podcast featuring interviews with local BLM activist Kimiya Factory and sanctuary worker Laura Molinar, founder of Suenos Sin Fronteras. The podcast titled, “Black/Brown Solidarity and Abolitionist Futures,” is available to listen at