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Women in the Classroom: The Life of Maria Urquides Online Event


The Arizona Historical Society welcomes you to attend Women in the Classroom with speaker Jan Cleere. Join the conversation about Maria Urquides, “the mother of bilingual education in Arizona.” Urquides’ teaching career launched her humanitarian efforts towards educational equality. During the early years of her career, she was forced to forbid students to speak in their native language. Angry with the injustice, Urquides decided to change the landscape of teaching non-English speaking children.
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Jan Cleere is the author of five award-winning historical nonfiction books detailing the lives of early pioneers who first ventured into the desert southwest. She is a Roads Scholar with Arizona Humanities lecturing around the state about settlers who were instrumental in colonizing and civilizing the territory. Jan also writes a monthly column for Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star newspaper, “Western Women.” Her next book, From Reveille to Taps: Military Wives on the Arizona Frontier, will be released in March 2021.

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