Holocaust Museum Houston

Agent of Change with Dr. Cynthia Orozco

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 – Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

06:30 PM – 08:00 PM


Dr. Cynthia Orozco will discuss her new book, Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist, the first comprehensive biography of the formidable civil rights activist and feminist whose grassroots organizing in Texas made her an influential voice in the fight for equal rights for Mexican Americans. Although unknown, Adela Sloss-Vento was a pioneer and major Latina civil rights activist in the Mexican American civil rights movement (1920-1963) and the Chicano movement (1963-1978). She was a civil rights leader, public intellectual, and an advocate for ethnic rights, labor rights, immigrant rights, and women rights.

Dr. Cynthia E. Orozco chairs the History, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department at Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso. She is the author of “No Mexicans, Women or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (University of Texas Press, 2009)” and is a Texas State Historical Association Fellow.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, noon - 5:00 pm
    The Museum is closed Mondays through August 17, 2020.
  • Members: Free Adults (19+): $19 Sr. Citizens (65+): $15 AARP Members: $15 (with valid ID card) Active-Duty Military: $15 Ages 0-18: Free Holocaust Museum Houston is free to everyone each Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), Yom HaShoah, Memorial Day, D-Day (June 6), and International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10).

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Paid parking is available in the parking lot next to the Museum on the corner of Binz and Caroline St.


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