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Photo Exhibit: "Striving for Success: Latino Athletes at Texas State"

Sep 16, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Photo Exhibit: "Striving for Success: Latino Athletes at Texas State"Center for the Study of the Southwest
presents
Latinos and Sports in the Southwest
Lecture Series and Exhibit

"Striving for Success: Latino Athletes at Texas State"

Although access to higher education for Mexican Americans in Texas was restricted until the 1960s, and discrimination was a fact of life for them as for African Americans, those who managed to walk through the doors of Southwest Texas State made significant individual contributions on fields and courts. The gains of the Civil Rights Movement expanded participation to women, as Latinas became an important part of the Texas State athletic legacy.

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Soutwest, Wittliff Collections, Department of Modern Languages, Office of Equity and Access, Texas State Athletics, Center for Diversity and Generdy Studies, Department of History
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512-245-2232
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Sports as a Vehicle for Breaking Down Barriers: Some Historical Examples from Texas and Elsewhere in the Southwest and West

Sep 16, 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Sports as a Vehicle for Breaking Down Barriers: Some Historical Examples from Texas and Elsewhere in the Southwest and WestCenter for the Study of the Southwest
presents
Latinos and Sports in the Southwest
Lecture Series and Exhibit

Sports as a Vehicle for Breaking Down Barriers: Some Historical Examples from Texas and Elsewhere in the Southwest and West

Dr. Jorge Iber will provide a brief overview of the role of sports in the lives of Latinos/as in various parts of the American West and Southwest.  The topic of sports is a well-developed element for the study of stereotyping of other racial and ethnic groups, but has only recently begun to generate academic interest as a vital component of Latino life.

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Soutwest, Wittliff Collections, Department of Modern Languages, Office of Equity and Access, Texas State Athletics, Center for Diversity and Generdy Studies, Department of History
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512-245-2232
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Decolonizing Nuestra Lengua

Sep 23, 11:00AM - 12:20PM
Decolonizing Nuestra LenguaLaurie Ann Guerrero, Poet Laureate of San Antonio, and special guest author Tim Z. Hernandez visit Brazos Hall for a reading and Q&A.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, College of Applied Arts, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, Department of English, Department of Modern Languages, Honors College, Latinas Unidas, and Sigma Tau De
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512-245-2232
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Constructing a Mexican American Powerhouse While Remaining Colorblind

Oct 21, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Constructing a Mexican American Powerhouse While Remaining ColorblindCenter for the Study of the Southwest
presents
Latinos and Sports in the Southwest
Lecture Series and Exhibit

"Constructing a Mexican American Powerhouse While Remaining Colorblind"

The second of the three part series, Latinos and Sports in the Southwest, Dr. Ignacio Garcia will describe and analyze how William Carson “Nemo” Herrera built a strong basketball program at Sidney Lanier High School, winning two state championships and numerous regional ones with boys from the barrios of the West Side of San Antonio during the World War II years.

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Soutwest, Wittliff Collections, Department of Modern Languages, Office of Equity and Access, Texas State Athletics, Center for Diversity and Generdy Studies, Department of History
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512-245-2224
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The Perfect Game and Transcending Fairy Tales

Nov 18, 5:30PM - 8:00PM
The Perfect Game and Transcending Fairy TalesCenter for the Study of the Southwest
presents
Latinos and Sports in the Southwest
Lecture Series and Exhibit

"The Perfect Game and Transcending Fairy Tales" and viewing of The Perfect Game

William Winokur will talk about his novel and the movie, which is based on a true story that began in Monterrey, Mexico where a young group of boys in the slums of Monterrey try to escape the dismal conditions that surround them—hunger, dirt floors and cinder block houses.  A chance encounter with the Mexico City All-Star traveling team inspires them to form an organized Little League team. Their dream: to dress up in actual uniforms and play just one “real game.”

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Soutwest, Wittliff Collections, Department of Modern Languages, Office of Equity and Access, Texas State Athletics, Center for Diversity and Generdy Studies, Department of History
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512-245-2224
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