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2015-2016 Events

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September 2015

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
This 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:
Niblett Michael, 512.245.2647
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Opening Reception for DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia

Sep 09, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Opening 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. Participating artists:

» Olaniyi R. Akindiya AKIRASH - sculptor/performance artist
» Gerardo Arellano & Federico Archuleta - painters/muralists
» David Bellesen - filmmaker
» Aldo Valdés Böhm - sculptor 
» James Huizar - printmaker/2D artist
» Paloma Mayorga - photographer/installation artist
» Teruko Nimura - sculptor/installation artist
» Beth Consetta Rubel - illustrator/2D artist


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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); University Gallery I
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Galleries, School of Art & Design
Contact:
Niblett Michael, 512.245.2647
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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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Voces de Braceros del Valle del Río Grande Photography Exhibit

Sep 22, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Several 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 viewing 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
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October 2015

DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia

Oct 01, 9:00AM - 10:00PM
This 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:
Niblett Michael, 512.245.2647
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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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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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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

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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