Spring 2013

        March 27:  Latino Education and Advocacy Days
(LEAD) webinar

Fall 2009

Oct. 26: 
Deborah Paredez, PhD, author/UT-Austin faculty, "Selenidad: Selena, Latinos and the Performance of Memory"
In her book, Paredez examines the outpouring of grief that occurred after the Tejano singer's death at the age of 23 and the broader impact this "posthumous celebration" has had culturally and politically in the United States. Read more online about Paredez,who teaches courses about race and performance at the University of Texas at Austin.

See the interview at left.

Oct. 22: Giselle Stern Hernández, performer/writer, "The Deportee's Wife"
The CMASR hosted this event, together with the Center for Women in Church and Society, the Department of Mission and Ministry, and the Department of Religious Studies and Theology.

Hernández has performed her one-woman shows, which address issues around race, class, gender and privilege, in Mexico and the United States since 2007. Visit her Web site:

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Spring 2009

March 25:  José-Antonio Orosco, author of César Chávez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence.
The CMASR hosted a lecture by Orosco about an aspect of Cesar Chavez that is often overlooked: his philosophy of nonviolence. 

See the video at left, which includes an interview and excerpt from Orosco's presentation at OLLU.

Feb. 23: Viewing of "A Class Apart" documentary

The CMASR hosted a viewing and discussion of "A Class Apart." The documentary tells the story of the 1954 Supreme Court case, Hernandez v. Texas, that challenged discrimination against Mexican Americans.

See the slideshow .

 Feb. 5-6:  Sixth Annual Mexican American Studies Scholars Conference

See the slideshow .

Read more about the sixth annual conference.

Spring 2008 
March:  "An Altar for Emma: A Performance Homenaje" 
A multi-media performance based on the life of Emma Tenayuca 
Presented with the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

See the slideshow .
Download the event program

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