Teresa Urrea at the Florence Community Library

History comes to life at the Florence Community Library!  Join us at the library Thursday, October 25, for an evening with Teresa Urrea.  Presenter Elena Diaz Bjorkquist will appear in-character as Urrea, who was also known as “Santa Teresa” by the Yaqui Indians. 

Urrea urged the Yaqui to resist the Mexican government when it tried to confiscate their lands, and was exiled from Mexico.  She spent the next three years living as a folk healer in Nogales, Arizona.  She continued to work on behalf of the poor until her death in 1906.  Her life was the subject of Luis Alberto Urrea’s best-selling novels, “The Hummingbird’s Daughter” and “Queen of America,” both of which are available for checkout through our library system. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Florence Community Library, and was made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council.  To sign up, or for more information, please contact the library at (520) 868-8311.  Available seating is limited, so it is strongly recommended that you sign up in advance!

2015-06-17T11:12:48+00:00 October 12th, 2012|

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