The partnership between Florence Parks and Recreation Department and the Arizona Humanities continues next Wednesday, February 15 at Florence Library and Community Center.

Legends of Love: Exploring Feminine Archetypes in Chicano/Latino History begins at 6:00 p.m. The lecture, part of the Arizona Speaks program, is an intriguing presentation how a mother’s love for her children and desire to serve her family are common themes in Chicano/Latino history and culture. Presenter Stella Pope Durate will also relay the story of Malinalli Tenepal, the mistress of Hernan Cortes and known as the infamous “bogey woman” in the Latino world.

Durate’s resume is peppered with national honors including a 2009 American Book Award, Pulitzer Prize Nomination and Southwest Book of the Year Award.

This historical presentation is free. The Community Center is located at 778 N. Main Street. For more information, call Megan Cetta at (520) 868-7589.