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Domino R. Perez, Director BUR 552, Mailcode F9200, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 471-4557

2010 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference

Posted: February 9, 2010
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Pasado, Presente, y Futuro: Forty Years of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas

The year 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the formal establishment of Mexican American Studies in the academy in Texas. Since the early 1970s, many approaches have been developed and employed in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies, some focusing on political economy, others on cultural studies, some focusing on the specificity of the Tejano experience, others focusing on how Texas fits into the larger experience of Mexican Americans in the United States and linkages to Mexico and Latin America. Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas has drawn from many intellectual approaches and fields, and struggled to expand the definition of the academy, activism, and intellectual life.

The goal of the 2010 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Tejas Foco Regional Conference is to examine questions around a "Texas School" of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Scholars of Chicana and Chicano Studies, members of NACCS, and the general public will engage the question of whether there is (or is not) a Texas-based approach to Chicana and Chicano Studies. Presentations will look at the past, present, and future of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas to outline such a "Texas School" of thought or may call into question the very idea of such a proposition. The conference will also consider whether there is more than one school of thought within Texas.

The conference is free and open to the public.


Thursday

February 25, 2010

 

Bienvenida

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Center for Mexican American Studies/West Mall Building 5th floor

 

Friday

February 26, 2010

 

Registration

All day

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Continental Breakfast and Welcome

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Breakout Sessions A

9:00 am - 10:15 am

 

ROUNDTABLE: GED Students Join the Discussion of the Latino Education Crisis

Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

PANEL: Tejano Latino Experencias: Inviting Latinos through Texan Education in Austin

Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

PANEL: Appraising Changing Identity Shifts in Mexican and Mexican American Characters from Early and Recent Chicano Literary Works

Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Breakout Sessions B

10:30 am – 11:45 am

 

ROUNDTABLE: Graduate Education 101

Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

PANEL: Chicana/o Art, Ideology, and Power

Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

ROUNDTABLE: Mexican American Studies of the 21st Century: A Border-Based Approach

Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Luncheon

12 noon - 1:15 pm

NACCS Tejas Foco Book Award

NACCS Letras de Aztlan Premio

KEYNOTE PANEL: Community Organizing in Texas: Pasado, Presente, y Futuro

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Breakout Sessions C

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

 

PANEL: ¡Somos Chicanos, Somos Tejanos! Ways of Exploring and Encouraging Our Cultural Heritage

Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

PANEL:  Film, Theater and Chicanos in America

Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

PANEL: Research From The Future Generation for a "Texas School" of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Breakout Sessions D

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

 

ROUNDTABLE: Tejano Nativism/Native Tejanismo: Political, Social, and Literary Convergences of Chican@ and Indigenous Lives in Texas

Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

PANEL:  LGBTQ Chicana/o Studies: Pasado, Presente, Futuro

Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

ROUNDTABLE:  ¡La Lucha Sigue! The New Generation of El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o-Chicano Student Movement

Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Tardeada de Cultura

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

 

Saturday

February 27, 2010

 

Registration

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Continental Breakfast and Welcome

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Breakout Sessions E

9:00 am – 10:15 am

 

PANEL: History and Historiography in Tejas

Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

PERFORMANCE PANEL: Gloria Anzaldúa, El Valle, and Transnational Tejan@ Poetics: A Reading

Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

ROUNDTABLE:  Teaching Chicana/o Studies in Tejas

Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Chicana/o Studies in Tejas: An Open Forum

10:30 am - 12 noon

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Business Meeting

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

 

Conference Information

The Center for Mexican American Studies is located on the 5th floor of the West Mall Building (WMB).

The San Jacinto Conference Center is located on the first floor of the San Jacinto Residence Hall (SJH), corner of 21st Street and San Jacinto Boulevard.  Entrances can be found on 21st Street and facing the Brazos Parking Garage.

Public parking is available in the Brazos Parking Garage (BRG), 210 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.  Additional parking is available in the Trinity Parking Garage (TRG), 1815 Trinity St.

Hotel information is available at the following URL, http://www.utexas.edu/cee/tcc/attend/index.php?page=accommodations

Capital Metro provides bus service in Austin and Central Texas, especially to downtown Austin, the University of Texas at Austin, and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).

 

Events

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, is hosting the exhibition "¡Viva! Mexico's Independence," showcasing items from the center's holdings that relate to the history of Spain's original conquest of Mexico, Mexico's independence from Spain and subsequent revolutionary activities within Mexico.

 

 

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