October 1st – October 14th
Cecilia Hill, CRES Graduate Assistant
Dr. Jane Mantey, Associate Director of CRES
Latinx Heritage Month Celebration
Dr. Santiago Piñon, Associate Professor of Religion and Director of the Latina/o Program on campus, reflected on the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month at the opening celebration: We take pride in who we are. Regardless of our differences; differences of culture, music, food, etc., we have one thing in common: We are still here. . . read more
Teaching Opportunity for CRES-affiliated Faculty, Staff, or Graduate Certificate Students
As you may know, teaching the CRES core courses is a shared responsibility of all CRES affiliates, even as we begin to grow our own dedicated faculty. We offer four such courses as well as upper-division electives. You can see our full class list here.
If you are interested in teaching a CRES-prefix course next school year (2020-2021), please email Dr. Max Krochmal by October 15.
Additionally, we are currently in need of instructors for several sections this upcoming spring 2020 semester. The available courses/times are:
CRES 10103 / Engaging Difference and Diversity
~Section 035, TR, 11:00am-12:20pm
~Section 065, TR, 3:30pm-4:50pm
CRES 30993 / Special Topics (upper-division on subject of your choosing)
~Section 080, Tuesdays, 5:00pm to 7:40pm (or another evening at the same time, if needed)
Open to anyone who wants to read, listen, & share. Click the link above for the full flyer and for future dates.
Is liberal society really the problem? If yes, what can we do to combat that? How can we really fix the structural elements of oppression? Come and join us in our second CRES Conversation as we attempt to discuss these complex issues. Click here to RSVP on EventBrite.
Monday, October 7th
TCU’s Fourth Annual Native American and Indigenous People’s Day Symposium
2pm, Palko 130, Lecture: “What Does Healing Entail? Traditional India/Indigenous Medicine (TIM) and Healing Ways
4:30 – 6pm, BLUU Ballroom: Health and Wellness Fair: Issues in Native American Communities. RSVP here.
7pm, BLUU Ballroom, Keynote Address: “Our Ancestors, Our Elders: The Four Elements and Plants are Our Grandparents with Dr. Patrisia Gonzales
Click the link above for more details about the full day of events. Click here for the full flyer.
Monday, October 7th
Pedagogy Workshop: How to Teach the Topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Tucker 139, 10 – 11am
In recognition of the 4th Annual TCU Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day, WGST is hosting this pedagogy workshop with Jodi Voice Yellowghis from MMIW-Texas. RSVP required to WGST.
The Native and Indigenous Student Association (NISA) is inviting others to join. The invitation is open to both Native and non-native students. NISA’s purpose is to form a coalition of resilient individuals, to build community, and create a space for and by Native and Indigenous peoples and allies to share their cultures, heritages, traditions, languages, and customs in a respectful manner. Contact NISA faculty advisor, Scott Langston for more information.
Saturday, October 5th
Locating Tejano History in the General Land Office
Tandy Hall, Fort Worth Public Library, 10:30am – 12pm
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Brian A. Stauffer, Translator and Curator of the Spanish Collection at the GLSO, will introduce us to the historic Tejano records available to researchers at the General Land Office in Austin.
Saturday, October 5th
Counterpoint The Climb Opening Reception
MYT Art Studio & Gallery, 6:30pm – 9pm
Photographs by Rueben Gonzales. Click the link above for more information.
Dolores Huerta Elementary School Hispanic Heritage Month
Faculty and Student Achievements
KERA featured Associate Professor of English and CRES Core Faculty, Dr. David Colón and FWISD Social Studies Teacher and CRES Community Member, Elías Velvarde in an article discussing the new K-12 Latina/o Studies curriculum overlay created by the CRES team. Click the link to read the article and to listen to the interview:
Congratulations to Dr. Elva Orozco Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Political Science and CRES Associate Faculty as she has been selected as the 2019-2020 Claudia V. Camp Research & Creative Activity Award winner for her research entitled, “The Maternal Contract: A Decolonial Approach to Restorative Justice in the Americas.” Elva’s public presentation will take place in April 2020.
Calls for Papers, Study Abroad and Award Opportunities
National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates National Conference Call for Papers
February 17-22, 2020
Chicanx Praxis Undergraduate Call For Papers (PDF)
2020 NACCS—Tejas Foco Conference March 5-7
South Texas College, Pecan Campus, McAllen Texas
Paper presentations and panel submissions, exhibitions, performances, workshops, poetry readings, and other forms of expressions that offer insight on past, current, and future of Chicanx Praxis are all welcome. Also welcome are proposals that address the Tejano/a/x experience in general but do not necessarily fall under the conference theme.
Conferences and Workshops
Various Dates, National Student Leadership Diversity Convention
- The NSLDC is the largest national gathering of student leaders and campus based advisors to address the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging our campuses today. Through experiential workshops, keynote sessions, and round table discussions teams of students will explore various elements of diversity and how they affect themselves and their campuses.
October 3-5, 2019, 40th Annual Texas Genealogical and Historical Conference, Dallas, Texas
- #HOGAR40 theme: “Honoring Our Ancestors: A 500-year Journey Back to Hernán Cortés”
October 24, 2019, Reflecting Black Symposium, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, Texas
- The Symposium aims to promote cutting-edge research in Africana studies produced by scholars and emerging scholars. During the symposium, we will also discuss effective transdisciplinary pedagogical strategies and creative methods that faculty might employ to enrich the educational experiences of students of color, especially transfer and first-generation college students.
November 14 – November 17, 2019, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, California
- The theme: Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing speaks to the historic moment in which we live and the new world that we want to create. The NWSA invites papers, performances, and panes – from all disciplines – that represent the global dimensions of gender concerns to this conference.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History, Humanities, and Languages, and Center for Critical Race Studies is sponsoring a symposium celebrating 400 Years of African American Life and History.
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