Arcelia Hurtado, Deputy Director of the National Council for Lesbian Rights, will present at UTPA Mon Nov. 19th at 2:30pm in COAS 309.
Mexican American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies invite you to a talk by Arcelia Hurtado, Deputy Director of the National Council for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Mon Nov. 19th at 2:30pm in COAS 309. Arcelia was raised in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas by Mexican immigrant parents. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Her legal career has been devoted to providing legal representation to those who would not otherwise have access to it.Immediately prior to joining NCLR, she served as the Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates, a national women’s rights advocacy organization. She has also worked with numerous community-based organizations to secure the rights of working class and indigent people in the fields of employment, housing, criminal defense, and immigration.She has argued cases before numerous courts including the California Supreme Court. She has also taught Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at several Bay Area law schools. In 2010, she was named a Pioneer in Justice by the Levi Strauss Foundation, and in 2011, the San Francisco Chronicle named her a “Bay Area Changemaker." For additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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