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History Department

Behind the Texas Miracle

Sep 24, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Behind the Texas MiracleWorkplace Injuries and Immigrant Activism

A presentation by workers and organizers in the Workers Defense Project / Proyecto Defensa Laboral, "one of the nation's most creative organizations for immigrant workers."  Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, (August 2013)

Lecture 1 of the University wide Series and Symposium: Dando Vueltas: Latino Communities and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
History Department
Contact:
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Center for the Study of the Soutwest

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, 512-245-2232
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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 Generdy Studies, Department of History
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512-245-2232
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