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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

San Antonio Hosts Statewide Summit on Implementing Mexican American Studies in the Public Schools


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San Antonio Hosts Statewide Summit on Implementing
Mexican American Studies in the Public Schools



San Antonio will host the Texas Summit on Implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas Schools. The summit is organized by the National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS) regional conference, Tejas Foco Committee on Mexican American Studies (MAS) in Pre-K –12. The one-day event will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at San Antonio College. The summit is free and open to all educators and community members who are interested in participating in creating a strategic plan for implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas schools.

The goals of the Texas Summit on Implementing MAS in Public Schools are to identify institutional barriers, establish priorities, and develop a plan of action for the implementation of Mexican American Studies in Texas schools from Pre-K to 12th grade and for increasing access to MAS courses and content within the broader community. 

Teachers and experts in the field of Mexican American Studies will facilitate workshops and breakout sessions on various topics, including: Information & Data Collection, Media/Promotions, Political/Legislative, Community-Based MAS Programs, and developing curriculum, textbooks, teacher training, and other in-school programs for Elementary/Pre-K-5th grade, Middle and High Schools.

The Texas Summit on Implementing MAS in Texas Schools is hosted by San Antonio College & co-sponsored by the Palo Alto College Center for Mexican American Studies, the Center for Mexican American Studies at UT-San Antonio, Somos MAS/Mexican American Studies San Antonio, Tejas, the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research at Our Lady of the Lake University, MAS Unidxs, the Mexican American Studies Program at UT Rio Grande Valley, the Rio Grande Valley Coalition for Mexican American Studies in K-12 Education, and MAS for the Masses.

Register for free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-summit-on-implementing-mexican-american-studies-in-pre-k-12-education-tickets-25123950412.

For more information contact Dr. Christopher Carmona at 956.854.1717 or christopher.carmona@utrgv.edu.

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