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April 2016

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72° Festival

Apr 29, 8:00PM 10:00PM
Location:
Off Campus; Plaza Park and Stage, City of San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mary Van Zant, 512.787.8713
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Through a partnership with Keep San Marcos Beautiful, 72° Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at Plaza Park in San Marcos. The award-winning film Yakona (2014) will be screened on Friday evening. 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 event will start 8 p.m., beginning with an introduction and speeches.
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72° Festival

Apr 30, 11:00AM 10:00PM
Location:
Off Campus; Plaza Park and Stage, City of San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mary Van Zant, 512.787.8713
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Through a partnership with Keep San Marcos Beautiful, 72° Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at Plaza Park in San Marcos. Saturday will be an all-day music, culture and education festival. The educational theme for this year’s event is "flooding." Environmental and local non-profit booths will be set up on the grounds to educate attendees about water conservation, floods, drought, pollution and river ecology. The music portion is intended to be eclectic, demonstrating and attracting wide cultural diversity. Bands will include Tejano, mariachi, conjunto, roots, Americana, folk, rock & roll, hip hop and/or dance.

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May 2016

Iglesias y Camposantos: Sacred Spaces for Mexican Catholics in San Marcos, Texas

May 01, 8:00AM 5:00PM
Location:
Brazos Hall (BRAZ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 20, 2016.

This photographic exhibit uses oral history interviews and historical photos and documents to explore the culture and heritage of Mexican American Catholic churches, cemeteries, and funerary practices in San Marcos, Texas. Originally serving as a mission church for the Mexican community in central Texas, the parish soon tried to Americanize during the first half of the twentieth century. Following World War II and the Civil Rights Movement, Mexican Americans were able to establish a small chapel that embraced their Spanish language and Mexican Catholic traditions. Conducted over several years, the project, led by Ana M. Juárez (Department of Anthropology), involved collaboration between students, faculty and others at Texas State University, local agencies and institutions, and most importantly the local Mexican American community who generously shared the stories of their lives.
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Leaves on the Wind: The Growth of the Family Tree through the Mexican-American Journey

May 02, 8:00AM 5:00PM
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krys Nelson, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 6, 2016.
Thumbnail image: "Working Hands" Artist: Megan Frances Vallejo, 2016.

The Spring 2016 exhibition of the Gallery of the Common Experience intends to provide insight into the Mexican-American journey from the perspective of family lineage traveled in miles, traversed in memory, treasured in personal history. Works illuminate a greater understanding of the physical migration and the cultural integration of the people who immigrated to the United States from Mexico.

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