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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Symposium: "Cinco de Mayo: An Occassion for Reflection"

Thu, May 5, 2011 • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM • Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street

The annual Mexican holiday that celebrates the defeat of the French forces by the Mexican military on May 5, 1862 provides us opportunities to reflect on the historical significance of the the battle.  Presenters will acknowledge the famous battle, but they will also honor its memory by reflecting on immigration, one of the most important issues facing our hemisphere in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Immigration: The Issue of the Century
Nestor Rodriguez, Department of Sociology

Youth, Criminalization, and Education South of the Border: Challenges and Possibilities
Claudia Cervantes-Soon, College of Education

Education Policy and the 82nd Legislative Session
Patricia Lopez, College of Education

For more information, contact CMAS at 512.471.4557.

Sponsored by: CMAS, LLILAS


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