Martin Rizzo-Martinez is the State Park Historian for the Santa Cruz District. His talk will highlight the leadership of indigenous women in the assassination of Padre Quintana at Mission San Jose, as well as other oral histories collected over his years of collaboration with numerous California tribes. His recently published book, We Are Not Animals explores the history of Indigenous people of the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Area, with an emphasis on oral histories and perspectives, highlighting resistance and Indigenous politics. He is co-producer of a podcast, Challenging Colonialism, which centers on Native Californian voices in discussing issues of importance for Native communities today, and is currently working on a book about the Red Power movement, formed during the 1970s to protect graves and sacred sites in the Bay Area.
The lecture starts at 2 PM in the Sonoma Barracks Audio/Visual room, East Spain Street, Sonoma, CA.
Admission at the door is $10 for the general public, $5 for SPParks members, free for docents and parks staff.
California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact Sonoma State Historic Park at (707) 938-9547. 711, TTY relay service.