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  • Honoring Lori Flores

    by Representative Filemon Vela

    Posted on 2016-01-05

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    VELA of texas in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Mr. VELA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Dr. Lori Flores, a native of the Rio Grande Valley and a leading researcher in the fields of Latino and labor history.

    Lori attended Yale University, and she was the first woman in her family to earn a college degree. At Yale, she realized her passion to study Mexican American history, ultimately leading her to earn a PhD from Stanford University. Lori's dissertation explored the political development of Mexican Americans and immigrants in California's Salinas Valley during the mid-1900s. Her research on the Latino civil rights movement culminated in the publication of a book which will be released this year.

    Lori now teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she nurtures the thinkers and dreamers of tomorrow. Dr. Flores has received numerous awards, and she continues to be a role model for young people in her community.


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