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Center for the Study of the Soutwest

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 Gender 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 - 8:30PM
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 Gender Studies, Department of History
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512-245-2224
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