Thursday, March 30, 2017

Public Reception & Evening of Song and Singing with Dr. Antonio "Tony" Baez

I am very pleased to invite you to our third annual literacy event featuring Dr. Antonio "Tony" Baez from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that we are having on the evening of Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center in Austin, Texas.

A world of thanks to our co-sponsors as follows:  The Texas Center for Education Policy, Nuestro Grupo, Academia Cuauhtli, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections for the reception food, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Mexican American Studies,  Education Austin, Austin Area Association for Bilingual Education, Austin Independent School District, Emma S. Barrientos Center for Mexican American Studies, Austin Parks and Recreation, and the National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Project.

The following day early in the morning, you are also welcome to attend our Academia Cuauhtli Graduation Ceremony that actually begins with danza ceremony involving Grupo Xochipilli and our students and community honoring both our graduating fourth-grade students who come to us by way of Sanchez, Metz, Zavala, and Houston Elementary schools.  Dr. Tony Baez is also this year's graduation speaker. 

We, as Nuestro Grupo, also honor and celebrate our third year of existence as a community-based partnership with the Austin Independent School District and the City of Austin's Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center to carry out the important work of curriculum development, teacher preparation, and offering it in the context of Academia Cuauhtli while making it available district wide.

 No need to RSVP.  Just come!

Angela Valenzuela 


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