To better inform and engage parents, educators, legislators and advocates in discussion of these issues, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host “Measuring Up: A Statewide Conversation on High-Stakes Testing and Accountability” on Sept. 24. The event is free and open to the public.
Event: Gloria Anzaldúa Luncheon: Honoring Feminists of Color When: Friday, Feb. 10, Noon-2 p.m. Where: Student Activities Center Ballroom, The University of Texas at Austin Background: Feminist playwright, poet and essayist Cherríe Moraga edited This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981) with Gloria Anzaldúa. She is currently an artist in… » Continue Reading
What: Actor, activist and philanthropist Eva Longoria will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Lozano Long Conference "Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latino/a America" at The University of Texas at Austin. When: Conference runs from Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday Feb. 25, with keynote on Saturday, Feb. 25 (time will… » Continue Reading
Event: “Forging a National Grow-Your-Own Latino/a Teacher Preparation Pipeline: How Strengthening the Teaching Professional Can Improve Student Learning” will be a discussion about building community-based, university-connected teacher education pipelines. When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5:30-7 p.m. Where: George I. Sánchez Building, Cissy Parker McDaniel Deans’ Conference Room (SZB 238), The University of Texas at Austin campus. … » Continue Reading
“Contested Terrain” Workshop Examines Undocumented Migration and Enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Event: Workshop: “Contested Terrain: Undocumented Migration and Enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico Border” When: Monday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Where: Conference Room, Second Floor, Benson Library. A map is available online. Background: Hundreds of thousands of unauthorized people continue to cross the border annually. U.S. government responses have included doubling the size of the Border… » Continue Reading
Educators, community members, policymakers, researchers and Latino male students will gather at The University of Texas at Austin on June 24 to discuss the educational crisis facing Latino males.
Event: The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Austin presents "SIGLO XXI Modern Movimientos Danza: A Symposium on Chicano Dance." When: Oct. 16-17, 1-8 p.m. Where: Various locations on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Friday, Oct. 16: Texas Union, Santa Rita Room. Saturday, Oct. 17: Anna Hiss… » Continue Reading
Event: Award-winning poet, essayist and novelist Ana Castillo will receive the first Américo Paredes Literature and Letters Award from the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Austin. When: 5 p.m., May 5. Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Auditorium. A map is online. Background: Castillo has long been… » Continue Reading
The Marguerite Casey Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to Latino USA, the premier English-language public radio newsmagazine covering Latino news and culture, to enable the program to expand its coverage of the experiences of immigrant families in America.
The Sunday morning worship at Red Memorial* progresses like many services in African-American churches. Parishioners sing classic hymns, clapping and swaying along to the music. The pastor, the Rev. Red, greets the congregation the same way she does each week.