ProgrammingThe Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) offers an extensive programming calendar of public events that enables the University and the community at-large to learn more about Mexican American culture and scholarship. These events include the following:
Américo Paredes Distinguished Lecture - An annual presentation given by an eminent professional or scholar in Mexican American Studies.
Art Exhibitions - Visual art exhibits that are centered on Mexican American and Latina/o culture.
CMAS Community Plática Series - Lectures and workshops given by community-based organizations in Austin or the Central Texas region.
CMAS Faculty Research Plática Series - Lectures given by a CMAS faculty affiliate based on research undertaken during a CMAS Faculty Research Fellowship.
CMAS Plática Series - Lectures given by invited guests and visiting scholars.
CMAS PláticArte Series - Lectures given by performance and visual artists, writers and musicians.
CMAS Portfolio Plática Series - Lectures given by students participating in the Graduate Portfolio Program in Mexican American Studies.
CMAS Graduation – An annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of participating student graduates and allows them to recognize their family and friends. The event includes a graduation ceremony and reception.
Conferences – Frequently schedule events such as the Abriendo Brecha Activist Scholarship conference and Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) Siglo XXI Biennial conference.
Día de la Raza - A recurring celebration in the custom of floricanto that aims to honor and acknowledge the importance of reclaiming our indigenous heritage in the United States.
George I. Sánchez Memorial Lecture in the Social Sciences and Education - An annual presentation given by a new or recently promoted faculty affiliate of CMAS in the social sciences and education.
Jovita González Memorial Lecture in the Arts and Humanities - An annual presentation given by a new or recently promoted faculty affiliate of CMAS in the arts and humanities.
Musical concerts – Frequently scheduled performances by legendary Mexican American and/or Latino artists.
Race, Class, and Gender Formation in the Borderlands Lecture - A semi-annual lecture organized by graduate students in Mexican American Studies.
Contact Luis Guevara, CMAS Program Coordinator, at (512) 475-6769 or email@example.com, for more information about our programming.
If your group or organization would like to seek a co-sponsorship from CMAS, please e-mail Luis Guevara and include a copy of the CMAS Event Sponsorship Form.
Contact Alberto Gonzalez, (512) 471-4557 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to be added to our CMAS mailing lists.
Visit our Calendar for a schedule of upcoming events.