Students in Señora Uribe's Spanis V class have been studying the legacy of Mexican American Activist and Journalist Jovita Idar.
Through Spanish articles and videos, the students are learning about Sra. Idar - a teacher, journalist, nurse, and civil rights activist, who grew up in Laredo, Texas.
At a time when signs announcing “No Negroes, Mexicans, or Dogs Allowed” were common in public places, she helped organize the First Mexicanist Congress in 1911, a convention that tackled racism and the lynching of Mexican Americans, launching the civil rights movement for Mexican American in the U.S. Sra. Igar also helped create the League of Mexican Women, one of the first known Latina feminist organizations, and served as its first president. Encouraging women’s involvement in public policy, Idar worked for women’s rights, suffrage, quality bilingual education for Mexican American children, and an end to racism and segregation.
After researching Sra. Igar, students presented their research as well as their thoughts on why her legacy is important, through flipgrid videos in Spanish. (Click here to view a video by Cade '22.