The Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series presents ...
A Conversation with
Vicente & Marta Fox
Ruben Navarrette, Jr.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Al G. Langford Chaparral Center
This event is FREE, and tickets are not required for general admission seating. Reserved seating is available for Midland College Friends of the Series and Distinguished Donors. For more information about these opportunities, please contact the Midland College Foundation Office at (432) 685-4526.
Vicente Fox was born in Mexico City on July 2, 1942, the second of nine children, fruit of the marriage between José Luis Fox, a farmer by trade, and Doña Mercedes Quesada. As a child, he and his family moved to the San Cristóbal ranch in the state of Guanajuato municipality of San Francisco del Rincón, where he would have the opportunity to live and play alongside the children of the local communal farmers, to share his childhood with them and, in his own words, see for himself "one of the avoidable ills of our country: poverty."
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Marta de Fox, the wife of Mexico's former President, rejects the title of "First Lady", because she says Mexico has no Second Ladies. Her working agenda revolves around the axis of the fight against poverty, support for education and health through connectability, and uniting efforts among government institutions and civil society organizations to support vulnerable groups.
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Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group whose twice-a-week column appears in nearly 150 newspapers. This makes him the most widely read Latino columnist in the country, known for his unpredictability and provocative thinking. He challenges both political parties with equal enthusiasm, and his column is required reading for anyone who wants to better understand the nation’s 52 million Latinos.
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