This public history project seeks to return to public consciousness the state-sanctioned violence against Mexican American communities along the US-Mexican border from 1910-1920. While this series of events changed an entire way of life in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, it has almost been forgotten despite its importance. Through research, curriculum development, exhibitions, and public presentations, Refusing to Forget works to educate the general public about these events. Other members include: Christopher Carmona, University of Texas—RGV; Trinidad Gonzales, South Texas College; Sonia Hernández, Texas A&M University; Benjamin Johnson, Loyola University of Chicago; Monica Muñoz Martínez, University of Texas at Austin.
An interest in public history and Texas history
Major goals include assisting in research
Research and writing