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Arcadia: The New Chican@

Feb 11, 12:00PM 2:00PM
Location:
Brazos Hall (BRAZ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
The Center for the Study of the Southwest invites you to attend Arcadia: The New Chican@.  This event hosts writers Ito Romo, Luke Villafranca, Octavio Quintanilla, and Sarah Cortez, and artist Vincent Valdez, all of whom are published in the upcoming issue of Arcadia Magazine. Arcadia welcomes eclectic art and literature "regardless of its origin…that speaks to and moves the heart and the head, regardless of form, medium, or place of birth." This special issue honors Mexican and Mexican American heritage through art, poetry, and prose.  We hope you join us as we celebrate the shared stories of the borderlands in the twenty-first century.
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Iglesias y Camposantos: Sacred Spaces for Mexican Catholics in San Marcos, Texas

Feb 16, 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.

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Opportunity and Adaptation across the US-Mexico Borderlands

Feb 27, 9:30AM 4:30PM
Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
International borders are the (often invisible) boundaries where the distinct political jurisdictions, laws, and cultural traditions of two adjacent countries supposedly end. In practice, however, borderlands are spaces where political jurisdictions are often ignored, laws are difficult to enforce, and cultural traditions merge, which creates challenges and opportunities for the people and the authorities on either side of the border, particularly when the border shifts. This symposium explores some of the ways in which the residents of the US-Mexico Borderlands have adapted to the changing circumstances of the frontier over the last two centuries. Presenters will discuss how interethnic cooperation and marriage, the legal and illegal movement of people and goods, labor unionism, and other strategies have permitted border dwellers to overcome the hardships and exploitation of border life, and, in some cases, to thrive.

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Children of GIANT

Apr 05, 5:30PM 8:00AM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
The Center for the Study of the Southwest presents Children of GIANT, a "story of the people who were there, many of them children, who witnessed the making of GIANT, not knowing that it would become a lasting chronicle of the very lives they were living in that summer of 1955." Filmmaker, Hector Galán, will lead a discussion following the film.

April 5, 2016 | LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater
5:30pm Reception | 6:00 pm Program

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A Conversation with Tino Villanueva

Apr 12, 5:30PM 7:30PM
Location:
Off Campus; Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos (211 Lee Street)
Cost:
free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
A Conversation with Tino Villanueva
April 12, 2016 | Reception 5:30 | Prograom 6 p.m.
Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos (211 Lee Street)

Join us for a reading and conversation with Tino Villanueva. Dr. Villanueva has had a diversity of work experiences before his formal college education, ranging from migrant worker to assembly-line construction of furniture here in San Marcos, where he was born and raised.  fter two years as an Army supply clerk in the Panama Canal Zone, Villanueva returned and attended Texas State (then Southwest Texas State) where he received his B.A. in Spanish and English. In addition to currently serving as Preceptor in Spanish at Boston University, Villanueva is the founder of Imagine Publishers, Inc., and editor of Imagine: International Chicano Poetry Journal. He is the author of Hay Otra Voz Poems, Scenes from the Movie GIANT, Shaking Off the Dark, Crónica de mis años peores, and So Spoke Penelope.
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Photo ExhibitOn display through May 20, 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.

A reception will be held  Tuesday February 16 from 5:30-6:30 pm in Brazos Hall.


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The Singing Revolution

Feb 10, 7:30PM 9:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger
Campus Sponsor:
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts
Join us for a film screening of The Singing Revolution followed by a discussion with director James Tusty.

Wednesday February 10, 2016 | 7:30 P.M.
LBJ Teaching Theater
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