Thursday, October 06, 2016

LatinX Students in Public Education Symposium: Ethnic Studies & Academic Succss—UTRGV-Brownsville Campus


Latinx Students in Public Education Symposium:
Ethnic Studies and Academic Success  

8:45am: Coffee & Pan Dulce

9:00am: Welcome
            Emmy Pérez,
Interim Director, Center for Mexican American Studies

9:15am: Introductions of Guest Speakers
            Dr. Martiza De La Trinidad, History Department & MAS Affiliate Faculty

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Angela Valenzuela, UT Austin
            “The Past, Present and Future of Ethnic Studies: Prospects for Texas and the           Nation”

10:30am: Workshop
Dr. Julio Cammarota, Iowa State University
“The Social Justice Education Project: A Case Example of Youth Participatory Action Research in Ethnic Studies”

12pm: Luncheon 

1:00pm: Roundtable Discussion 
“Reject this Text: A Discussion about the Proposed Textbook Mexican American Heritage”
            Dr. Francisco Guajardo, Director, B3 Institute
Discussion Facilitators
            Dr. Emilio Zamora, UT Austin
            Dr. Christopher Carmona, UTRGV
2:15pm: Presentation & Discussion
“Mexican American Studies in the Rio Grande Valley”
            Dr. Stephanie Alvarez, MAS Program UTRGV
            Valerie Cerda, MA candidate in MAS UTRGV
            Tania Chávez, Special Projects Coordinator, La Unión del Pueblo Entero
            Alejandro Sanchez, BA candidate in MAS UTRGV

3:30pm: Student Testimonios and writing from Dr. Julio Cammarota’s workshop

4:15pm-5pm: Closing Circle, Dr. Francisco Guajardo

Hosted by: CMAS: Center for Mexican American Studies

Sponsored by: CMAS, College of Education & P-16 Integration, the Office for Student Involvement, and LUCHA student organization

CMAS Symposium Planning Committee: Monica Alvarez, Stephanie Alvarez, Christopher Carmona, Valerie Cerda, Maritza De La Trinidad, George Díaz, Francisco Guajardo, Emmy Pérez, Yajaira Rivera, Arnulfo Segovia, and Amanda Tovar.

Thank you Jennifer Berghom, Yaribel Caraveo, Daniel Cardenas, Elisa Flores, Raul Leal, Dr. Patricia McHatton, Cindy Mata-Vasquez, Patricia Montemayor, Dalyn Ruiz, Cheryl Taylor, Edna Zambrano, Emilio Zamora, and all the public school students, teachers, and administrators in attendance.

For More Information: CMAS Staff: Yajaira Rivera or Valerie Cerda @ (956) 665-3212 or Emmy Pérez

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