SIXTH ANNUAL MEXICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARS CONFERENCE
Feb. 5 and 6, 2009
"A Tribute to the Dream of 1969: Forty Years of Mexican American Scholarship and Education"

The Center for Mexican American Studies presents the Sixth Annual Mexican American Studies Scholars Conference in the Library Community Room on Thursday and Friday. Students, graduates and area scholars will present on various academic disciplines including art, education, military, language and health. Keynote speaker is John R. Chávez, professor of history at Southern Methodist University (SMU), who was a Pulitzer Prize nominee for his book, The Lost Land: The Chicano Image of the Southwest.

Media Coverage:
This year's conference was featured in Conexion.
Read the article online.
 This year's conference celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Denver  Youth Conference and El Plan de Santa Barbara, which paved the way  for Chicana/o studies in higher education.  The theme is, "A Tribute to  the Dream of 1969: Forty Years of Mexican American Scholarship and Education."

 The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Download a schedule of presentations

 In addition to presentations throughout the day on Thursday and on Friday morning, here is a list of  some events planned for this week's conference (All events in Library Community Room.) : 

  • Thursday, 9:30 a.m.: Introduction - Forty Years of Mexican American Studies
  • Friday, 11 a.m.: Panel Discussion - The Future of Mexican American Studies at OLLU and in San Antonio
  • Friday, 11:30-1 p.m.: Conference Luncheon and Keynote Speaker John R. Chávez  

Direct questions to Steven Wise, assistant professor of learning resources, Our Lady of the Lake University, at: wises@lake.ollusa.edu.

The Our Lady of the Lake University Mexican American Studies Scholars Conference is an annual meeting with faculty and students to discuss a variety of themes of Mexican American history and culture. The purpose of the conference is to promote and encourage research and creativity in the field of Mexican American Studies.
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