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2015-2016 Events

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September 2015

Black and Latino Playwrights Conference | Rehearsals

Sep 07, 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Black and Latino Playwrights Conference | RehearsalsRehearsals run Monday-Thursday, September 7-10.
Events run Monday-Sunday, September 7-13.

The Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors a Black and Latino Playwrights Conference that includes professional guest directors and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals, and in-class presentations by guest artists, culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.

Nightly schedule — Monday through Thursday, September 7-10:
» 5 p.m.: Meet and greet.
» 6-10 p.m.: First rehearsals for New Play Development workshop plays.



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Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Rooms 201, 206, and 209
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
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Immigration and Mental Health: Dr. Ricardo Ainslie

Sep 08, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Immigration and Mental Health: Dr. Ricardo AinslieDr. Ricardo Ainslie will give a presentation on Immigration and Mental Health followed by a reception. Ricardo Ainslie a native of Mexico City, Mexico, and a U.S. citizen. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. For almost two decades, Dr. Ainslie has devoted himself to working in communities in Texas and Mexico that have experienced significant conflict and transformation, exploring broader questions about how communities function and how individuals and cultural groups live within them.


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Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Psychology Department, CLAS Department, University Seminar, University Lecture Series
Contact:
Jon Lasser, 512.245.3413
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DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia

Sep 09, 9:00AM - 10:00PM
DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony GarciaThis exhibition runs through October 7, 2015.

Y No Se Lo Tragó La Tierra (And the Earth Did Not Devour Him) centers on the migrant worker experience through childhood memories, presented as a series of vignettes. Guest curator Michael Anthony Garcia assembled a varied group of artists to create works within a similar structure; the resulting exhibition explores the vibrant imagery of Tomás Rivera’s novel and the immigrant/migrant worker issues at the heart of it. This exhibition is structured to be a nexus of conversation about the topics, images, and issues that Rivera wove into the vignettes of his novel — both between the creatives (curator/artists) involved, as well as the visitor within the gallery space. We invite you to join us in conversation about this influential literary work.



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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); University Gallery I
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Galleries, School of Art & Design
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
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Opening Reception for DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia

Sep 09, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Opening Reception for DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony GarciaOpening reception for the art exhibit, DE LA TIERRA. 

For this exhibition, guest curator Michael Anthony Garcia assembled a varied group of artists to create works within a similar structure. The resulting exhibition explores the vibrant imagery of Tomás Rivera’s novel and the immigrant/migrant worker issues at the heart of it. This opening reception for the exhibition is structured to be a nexus of conversation about the topics, images, and issues that Rivera wove into the vignettes of his novel — both between the creatives (curator/ artists) involved, as well as the visitors within the gallery space. We invite you to join us in conversation about this influential literary work.



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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); University Gallery I
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Galleries, School of Art & Design
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
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Hispanic Welcome Reception

Sep 09, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Hispanic Welcome ReceptionThe Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) welcomes Hispanic new freshman and transfer students with food, music, networking and information about resources to help students make the transition to Bobcat Country. This reception is an opportunity to meet Hispanic/Latino student organizations, leaders, faculty and staff. Program is hosted by Latinas Unidas and Hombres Unidos.



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
Contact:
Jesse Silva, 512.245.2278
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Black and Latino Playwrights Conference | Tribute: Octavio Solis

Sep 11, 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Black and Latino Playwrights Conference | Tribute: Octavio SolisThe Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors a Black and Latino Playwrights Conference that includes professional guest directors and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals, and in-class presentations by guest artists, culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.

Friday, September 11:
» 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: "Brown Bag" gathering in Theatre Center Room 209.
» 7:30 p.m.: Mainstage Tribute to Distinguished Guest Octavio Solis to include excerpts from his works, followed by Q&A and presentation of award. Post-tribute reception in Theatre Center Lobby.



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Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Room 209, Mainstage, and Lobby
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
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Black and Latino Playwrights Conference | Reading Presentation

Sep 12, 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Black and Latino Playwrights Conference | Reading PresentationThe Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors a Black and Latino Playwrights Conference that includes professional guest directors and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals, and in-class presentations by guest artists, culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.

Saturday, September 12:
» 1-5 p.m.: Writer's Workshop in Theatre Center Room 209: "The Building Blocks of Drama and the 10 Minute Play."
» 7:30 p.m.: First New Play Development Workshop Reading Presentation on Main Stage: "Finding Vermont" by Gavin Lawrence. Audience talkback immediately following.



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Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Room 209, Mainstage
Cost:
$4
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
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Black and Latino Playwrights Conference | Reading Presentation

Sep 13, 12:00PM - 3:30PM
Black and Latino Playwrights Conference | Reading PresentationThe Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors a Black and Latino Playwrights Conference that includes professional guest directors and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals, and in-class presentations by guest artists, culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.

Sunday, September 13:
» 12 p.m.: Final New Play Development Workshop Reading Presentation on Mainstage: "Through Andrew's Eyes" by Oscar Cabrera. Audience talkback immediately following.


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Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Room 209, Mainstage
Cost:
$4
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
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ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: LBJ Distinguished Lecture

Sep 16, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: LBJ Distinguished LectureRobert Rodriguez is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder, chairman and CEO of El Rey Network. As a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Robert Rodriguez wrote the script to his first feature film while sequestered as a paid subject in a clinical experiment. He planned to make the money back by selling the film to the Mexican home video market. The film, El Mariachi, went on to win the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and it became the lowest-budget movie ever released by a major studio. Rodriguez has gone on to write, produce, direct and edit a series of successful films, including Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, the Spy Kids franchise, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frank Miller’s Sin City, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D, Grindhouse, and Machete. In 2000, he founded Troublemaker Studios, an Austin-based production facility of which he is
co-owner and president. The studio has played a primary role in making Austin a vibrant filmmaking hub.



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Contact:
Dr. Pam Wuestenberg, 512.245.2266
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Latino Stars in the Constellation of the Rising Star of Texas

Sep 21, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Latino Stars in the Constellation of the Rising Star of TexasThe purpose of this event is to acknowledge and to honor several Latino values at Texas State University. Each of the honorees shines as a star on their own merits and sparkles their own light trough their personal work and dedication to the Hispanic Community of Texas State University, the Rising Star of Texas. During this event, each honoree will received the HPN award, consisting of a plaque acknowledging their professional achievements toward the growth and success of the Texas State community.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, Equity and Access
Contact:
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Voces de Braceros del Valle del Río Grande Photography Exhibit

Sep 22, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Voces de Braceros del Valle del Río Grande Photography ExhibitSeveral university classes in a border institution collaborated between 2011 and 2012 with elders from both sides of the Texas México border to construct a new narrative about the Bracero program, the international labor agreement sponsored by the United States and México between 1942 and 1964. Using oral histories and the creation of personal narratives, undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty worked with living Braceros and other elders to engage Braceros and their families living on both sides of the border to capture their stories and to make these stories public. Special Guest: Tim Z. Hernandez.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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Tim Z. Hernandez: All They Will Call You

Sep 22, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Tim Z. Hernandez: All They Will Call YouTim Z. Hernandez presents research on his journey to identify 28 people who died in the 1948 Los Gatos Canyon plane crash. The 28 Mexican nationals were buried in a mass grave and went unidentified for over 60 years. Hernandez's research will be published in a "carefully woven narrative of the incident, the song, and the lives of all 32 passengers who died, told via transcribed interviews, documents, letters and photographs."


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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Tomás Rivera Award Conference

Sep 25, 8:45AM - 4:00PM
Tomás Rivera Award ConferenceThis conference celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award. The conference will feature 14 authors and illustrators who have won the award in the last decade. Lunch will be served. Register at riverabookaward.org (http://riverabookaward.org/).


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Location:
Cost:
$25 regular or $10 for students
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Common Experience, Equity and Access, Presidential Lecture Series
Contact:
Jesse Gainer, 512.963.6083
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Tomás Rivera Award Literature Fair

Sep 26, 10:00AM - 3:30PM
Tomás Rivera Award Literature FairThe Rivera Award Literature Fair celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award. The event will include a book parade, presentations by students, readings by 15 award-winning authors and illustrators, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Free and open to the public.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library and San Marcos Activity Center
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Common Experience, Equity and Access, University Lecture Series
Contact:
Jesse Gainer, 512.963.6083
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Severo Perez: And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him

Sep 29, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Severo Perez: And the Earth Did Not Swallow HimJoin filmmaker Severo Perez for a screening and discussion of his film adaption of Tomás Rivera's classic novel …y no se lo tragó la tierra / …And the Earth Did Not Devour Him.

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, College of Education, College of Applied Arts, The Wittliff Collections
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
[add to your calendar]

October 2015

DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia

Oct 01, 9:00AM - 10:00PM
DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony GarciaThis exhibition runs through October 7, 2015.

Y No Se Lo Tragó La Tierra (And the Earth Did Not Devour Him) centers on the migrant worker experience through childhood memories, presented as a series of vignettes. Guest curator Michael Anthony Garcia assembled a varied group of artists to create works within a similar structure; the resulting exhibition explores the vibrant imagery of Tomás Rivera’s novel and the immigrant/migrant worker issues at the heart of it. This exhibition is structured to be a nexus of conversation about the topics, images, and issues that Rivera wove into the vignettes of his novel — both between the creatives (curator/artists) involved, as well as the visitor within the gallery space. We invite you to join us in conversation about this influential literary work.



Click here for more information
Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); University Gallery I
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Galleries, School of Art & Design
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
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Flor y Canto: A Bilingual Poetry Reading

Oct 06, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Flor y Canto: A Bilingual Poetry ReadingStudents can read / recite poetry in either English or Spanish, or some combination of the two. Poetry can be original or by a Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, or Latino author.
Location:
The Quad; The Stallions Statue
Cost:
N/A
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Housing and Residence Life and Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Contact:
Krystal Kurtz, 979.820.5219
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Yakona: Film Screening + Musical Performance

Oct 06, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Yakona: Film Screening + Musical PerformanceIn celebration of this year's Common Experience theme, "Bridged Through Stories," University Seminar and the Common Reading Program will host a screening and musical performance of the award-winning film Yakona: Journey Through the Eyes of a River (2014). Yakona, meaning "rising water" in the Tonkawan language, is a visual journey through the clear waters of the San Marcos River and Spring Lake. The river has seen mastodons on its banks, the Native tribes of North America rise and fall, Spanish explorers seeking the fountain of youth and modern man building dams, theme parks, roads and bridges. The spring-fed waters harbor eight endangered species and support a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals that have remained relatively unchanged for millions of years. A discussion on sustainability and river stewardship will follow the film. The screening will feature a live performance of the film's musical score by Texas State student musicians, led by composer Justin Sherburn.

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Common Reading Program, University Seminar
Contact:
Twister Marquiss, 512.245.3579
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Naturalization Ceremony and Celebration of Citizenship

Oct 08, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Naturalization Ceremony and Celebration of CitizenshipThis is an event whereby immigrants from different cultures take the Oath of Allegiance to complete the process of becoming U.S. citizens.

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network of Texas State, Department of Sociology
Contact:
Alex Villalobos, 512.245.8336
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Sacred Springs Powwow

Oct 10, 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sacred Springs PowwowA festival celebrating the stories of Native Americans through traditional dance, drumming, singing, storytelling and art. A Native Culture Tent will feature Native American storytellers, flute players, youth performances, dance demonstrations. An arena tent feature Native American traditional dancers and drummers/singers. Indigenous foods and art for sale.


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Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH); The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive
Cost:
$3 for adults; children 12 years and younger free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Business Student Association, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Sigma Lambda Beta
Contact:
Maria F. Rocha, 512.393.3310
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Chicano or Mexican American? A Common Experience

Oct 13, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Chicano or Mexican American? A Common ExperienceThis event will address the fact that regardless the term used to refer a person of Mexican ancestry, Chicano or Mexican American, the important element is the pride each person feels of his or her Mexican heritage as they all are united by a common American experience. This event will include the screening of the PBS film A Class Apart: The Mexican-American Struggle in Edna, Texas, highlighting the educational equality and civil rights of all Mexican Americans. A special reading will feature four literary writers who will share their experiences growing up during this historical time period.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, Equity and Access Diversity Grant
Contact:
[add to your calendar]

Students' Culture and Language | Two Documentaries

Oct 13, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Students' Culture and Language | Two DocumentariesThis Quetzal Critical Movie Series will show two short films highlighting the individual stories of students in the U.S. and South Africa who have fought against policies that dismiss their culture and language rights. The documentary Soweto Streets highlights the historic language riots from 1976 in which over 500 students died protesting against apartheid language policies. Precious Knowledge uncovers the portraits of several student activists who fought to keep a Mexican American Ethnic Studies program in Tuscan Arizona. Both films provide opportunities for Texas State students to question our educational systems and language/cultural policies while learning about the individuals who have changed history.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Contact:
Lori Czop Assaf, 512.789.5975
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Latino Music Influences on American Culture

Oct 14, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Latino Music Influences on American CultureThis event will highlight the fusion of music, language, and culture that has shaped Latino music in the United States, showcasing how Mexican American or Chicano music influenced American music and culture. The evening will begin with a performance by Mariachi Corbetas de Austin followed by a showing of the PBS film "Latin Music USA" with invited Peabody Award-winning independent filmmaker and director John Valadez.

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, Equity and Access Diversity Grant, Department of Sociology, Department of Modern Languages, Department of History
Contact:
Gloria Martinez-Ramos, 512.245.2470
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"De Novo" by Houses on the Moon Theatre Company

Oct 14, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
"De Novo" by Houses on the Moon Theatre CompanyOn the streets of Guatemala City, gang members were Edgar’s only family. But he dreamed of a different future. To leave the gang was a death sentence. Coming to the USA was his last hope.

This documentary play, crafted entirely from immigration court transcripts, interviews and letters, tells the gripping true story of 14-year-old Edgar Chocoy and his legal struggle to be allowed to stay in the United States.

Location:
Cost:
$5 (students) / $15 (regular)
Campus Sponsor:
University Performing Arts Committee
Contact:
Dr. Nico Schüler, 512.245.3395
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Mass Communication Week

Oct 19, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Events run through Saturday, October 24. See link below.

Mass Communication Week hosts prominent industry leaders during an events-filled week of panel discussions, guest speakers and activities relevant to the professions of advertising, electronic media, journalism and public relations. Student leaders and alumni offer information and advice on exploring careers through internships and participation in campus media and pre-professional student organizations.



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Location:
Old Main (OM); Room 320
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Contact:
Beth Clark, 512.395.4733
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Severo Perez: Speaking of Cats

Oct 20, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Severo Perez: Speaking of CatsJoin filmmaker Severo Perez for a reading and discussion of his play Speaking of Cats.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, The Wittliff Collections, College of Education, College of Applied Arts
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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Library Film Series: Who is Dayani Cristal?

Oct 21, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Library Film Series: Who is Dayani Cristal?Come for the snacks and stay for a great movie! The Library Film Series continues this semester with the film Who is Dayani Cristal? This film ties into the 2015-2016 Common Experience theme. Viewers are welcome to stay afterward to discuss the major themes of the film.


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Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); ALK 250 | Alkek Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Library
Contact:
Liz Hibbs, 512.245.8547
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Which Way Home

Oct 28, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Which Way HomeWhich Way Home follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." Director Rebecca Cammisa tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota; Jose, a 10-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center; and Kevin, a streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. Which Way Home was nominated for a 2010 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary and received four EMMY nominations.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Keith Needham, Carla Gomez, Dana Holmes
Contact:
Dana Holmes, 512.914.5405
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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Oct 29, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Dia de los Muertos CelebrationDia de los Muertos is a rich combination of indigenous and Spanish cultural traditions, transcending borders and generations, which celebrates the lives of loved ones who have passed away. This free event is a collaboration between the Honors College, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Multicultural Programs Committee, El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, and various student organizations. Enjoy an evening filled with music, dance, food, face painting, and crafts as you learn about what this holiday means and how to create your own Dia de los Muertos altar. Share stories, but take home more than just memories!
Location:
Off Campus; City Park Rec Hall in San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Multicultural Programs Committee, El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo, 512.245.6001
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November 2015

Death, Self-Portrait: Iconography of Death (Dia de los Muertos)

Nov 02, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Death, Self-Portrait: Iconography of Death (Dia de los Muertos)Death is the counterpart of life. It is the skeleton that gives form to the fundamental structure of our existential nature and the common denominator that equalizes the diversity of all things living. Image processing is a peculiar impulse that is accentuated in enigmatic situations: the imagination attempts to transform into a representation that aims to make understandable that which seems to evade it. In the case of death, no image can capture it in all its significance, despite the various models from mythology, folklore, religions, idioms, art and literature. Death, Self-Portrait: Iconography of Death will offer representations and symbolism of death through history and cultures. Presenters from multiple cultures will share their knowledge about the iconography in the culture with which they identify.

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Modern Languages
Contact:
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Severo Perez: Making of a Chicano Filmmaker

Nov 03, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Severo Perez: Making of a Chicano FilmmakerJoin Severo Perez for a workshop on becoming a filmmaker.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, The Wittliff Collections, College of Education, College of Applied Arts
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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Latino Immigration and the American Dream

Nov 04, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Latino Immigration and the American DreamThe growth of Latino immigration from Latin America to the U.S. is an important development in American history. Every year many emigrate from their countries fleeing from violence and political persecution in their native homeland with the hope of seeking freedom in America. This event will include a film screening of El Norte by Gregory Nava. It is a story of two indigenous youths who flee Guatemala in the early 1980s due to ethnic and political persecution of the Guatemalan Civil War. Invited guest speaker: Arturo Arias.

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Room 105/106
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, Equity and Access Diversity Grant
Contact:
Gloria Martinez-Ramos, 512.245.2470
[add to your calendar]

HPN Fall Symposium: Latinos, Criminal Justice, and Diversity in the 21st Century

Nov 05, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
HPN Fall Symposium: Latinos, Criminal Justice, and Diversity in the 21st CenturyThis event will showcase the PBS Frontline film Lost in Detention and Dr. Martin Urbina, Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Natural & Behavioral Sciences at Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College and author "Latina/o Access to Higher Education: Ethnic Realities and New Directions for the Twenty First Century" (forthcoming) and "Latino Police Officers in the United States: An Examination of Emerging Trends and Issues" (2015). Dr. Urbina will present a lecture discussing how incarceration trends reflect institutional practices and evaluations by both the educational and criminal justice systems. His lecture will also focus on the way immigration policy has treated undocumented immigrants in detention facilities in the U.S. and the collateral impact on Latino children and their families. Dialogue and discussion will center on alternative programs to prevent youth from incarceration and to develop positive solutions.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, University Lecturer Series 2015-16, Equity and Access Diversity Grant, Department of Sociology, Department of Criminal Justice
Contact:
Gloria Martinez-Ramos, 512.245.2470
[add to your calendar]

Severo Perez: Migrant Roots

Nov 12, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Severo Perez: Migrant RootsIn conjunction with the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, this Common Experience event will feature Severo Perez, a filmmaker and writer from Los Angeles, California. The focus will be on Perez's film, And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him, which is based on Tomás Rivera's novel-in-stories, …y no se lo tragó la tierra/ …And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. As Severo Perez shows clips from his film, he will weave the stories of migrant farmers throughout. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Location:
Round Rock Campus; Teaching Theater, Room 252
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Round Rock Campus, Round Rock Arts Council, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Snappy Snacks
Contact:
Cheryll Dennis, 512.716.4533
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December 2015

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January 2016

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February 2016

Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Feb 19, 5:00PM - 5:00PM
Leadership Institute Annual ConferenceThe Dean of Students Office at Texas State University is pleased to announce the 2016 Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference, which will be held February 19-20, 2016, with the theme of "Bridged through Experiences: The Immigrant Story." The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential. The conference will include 2 featured speakers and 21 breakout sessions.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Student Office - Leadership Institute
Contact:
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, 512.245.5323
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Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Feb 20, 5:00PM - 5:00PM
Leadership Institute Annual ConferenceThe Dean of Students Office at Texas State University is pleased to announce the 2016 Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference, which will be held February 19-20, 2016, with the theme of "Bridged through Experiences: The Immigrant Story." The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential. The conference will include 2 featured speakers and 21 breakout sessions.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Student Office - Leadership Institute
Contact:
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, 512.245.5323
[add to your calendar]

March 2016

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April 2016

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