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Common Experience 2015-2016

Common Experience 2015-2016

Join us for a year of thought-provoking events as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Tomás Rivera and examine the shared heritage of the United States and Mexico.

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Upcoming Events

Stand Up for DiversityTue, September 1
Stand Up for Diversity
Aisha Alfa, stand-up comedian and finalist of NBC's Diversity showcase, will be performing at George's on campus.
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Wow-a-PaloozaTue, September 1
Wow-a-Palooza
Join us for some free back-to-school entertainment and learn about the different services offered by LBJSC.
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Student Involvement FairWed, September 2
Student Involvement Fair
Get involved! Learn about different organizations, volunteer opportunities and resources within the community.
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International Welcome SocialFri, September 4
International Welcome Social
Welcome our international students with refreshments, games and performances; all are invited. (LBJSC Ballroom, 1-4 p.m.)
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Project Flood ReliefSat, September 5
Project Flood Relief
Join us as we help victims of the Memorial Day Weekend Flood get back into their homes.
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Black/Latino Playwrights Conf.Mon, September 7
Black/Latino Playwrights Conf.
Guest directors and actors, rehearsals and presentations. Staged performances open to campus and community.
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Immigration and Mental HealthTue, September 8
Immigration and Mental Health
Dr. Ricardo Ainslie will present on Immigration and Mental Health followed by a reception. A Common Experience event.
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Hispanic Welcome ReceptionWed, September 9
Hispanic Welcome Reception
Reception for Hispanic freshmen and new transfers with food, music, networking and information about resources.
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DE LA TIERRA Opening ReceptionWed, September 9
DE LA TIERRA Opening Reception
Opening for art exhibit DE LA TIERRA, assembled by curator Michael Anthony Garcia. A Common Experience event.
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Robert Rodriguez LectureWed, September 16
Robert Rodriguez Lecture
The award-winning director/producer will deliver the LBJ/Common Experience Distinguished Lecture. Limited seating.
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Latino Rising StarsMon, September 21
Latino Rising Stars
Honorees will receive the Hispanic Policy Network Award for their achievements. A Common Experience event.
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Tim Z. HernandezTue, September 22
Tim Z. Hernandez
A journey to identify those who died in the 1948 Los Gatos Canyon plane crash. A Common Experience event.
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Tomás Rivera Award ConferenceFri, September 25
Tomás Rivera Award Conference
20th anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, with winning authors and illustrators.
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Rivera Award Literature FairSat, September 26
Rivera Award Literature Fair
Events include a book parade, student presentations, author readings and hands-on activities for the whole family.
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Severo PerezTue, September 29
Severo Perez
Join filmmaker Severo Perez for a screening and discussion of his film adaption of Tomás Rivera's classic novel.
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Film Screening: YakonaTue, October 6
Film Screening: Yakona
The award-winning film Yakona, a visual journey through the clear waters of the San Marcos River and Spring Lake.
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Employee Wellness FairTue, October 6
Employee Wellness Fair
Interactive booths will target issues relevant to the well-being of Texas State employees (10 a.m. - 3 p.m., LBJSC Ballroom)
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Flor y Canto: Poetry ReadingTue, October 6
Flor y Canto: Poetry Reading
Students can read/recite poetry in English or Spanish, or some combination of the two. A Common Experience event.
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Celebration of CitizenshipThu, October 8
Celebration of Citizenship
Immigrants from different cultures will take the Oath of Allegiance to complete the process of U.S. citizenship.
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Sacred Springs PowwowSat, October 10
Sacred Springs Powwow
A festival celebrating the stories of Native Americans through traditional dance, singing, storytelling and art.
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Chicano or Mexican American?Tue, October 13
Chicano or Mexican American?
Discussion and screening of the PBS film A Class Apart, highlighting educational equality and civil rights.
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Documentary Play: "De Novo"Wed, October 14
Documentary Play: "De Novo"
A play about the true story of a 14-year-old boy's legal struggle to stay in the U.S. A Common Experience event.
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Latino Music InfluencesWed, October 14
Latino Music Influences
Event includes a performance by Mariachi Corbetas de Austin followed by a showing of the PBS film Latin Music USA.
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Severo Perez: Speaking of CatsTue, October 20
Severo Perez: Speaking of Cats
Join filmmaker Severo Perez for a reading and discussion of his play Speaking of Cats. A Common Experience event.
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Film: Which Way HomeWed, October 28
Film: Which Way Home
Which Way Home follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S.
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Making of a Chicano FilmmakerTue, November 3
Making of a Chicano Filmmaker
Join Severo Perez for a workshop on becoming a filmmaker. A Common Experience Event.
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The American DreamWed, November 4
The American Dream
Includes a film screening of El Norte, the a story of two indigenous youths who flee Guatemala in the early 1980s.
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HPN Fall SymposiumThu, November 5
HPN Fall Symposium
Showcase of the PBS Frontline film Lost in Detention and Dr. Martin Urbina, professor of criminal justice.
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