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CRES News Digest Vol. 3, Issue 5

 October 31st – November 11th

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Welcome Message

Welcome to the CRES News Digest!


We are eager to spread any good news that our faculty, staff, or students have to share with the larger TCU and Fort Worth community. If you would like to share any CRES-related events, publications, volunteer opportunities, jobs, internships, or conference information in the next CRES News Digest, please send your suggestions to Cecilia Hill by Friday, November 8th.

In Solidarity,

Cecilia Hill, CRES Graduate Assistant
Dr. Jane Mantey, Associate Director of CRES


Dates for course schedule advising for Spring 2020 and the location of advising are listed below. Click images below for full flyers.
Friday, November 1st
CRES Open Advising Hours
RJH Incubator Lab (3rd FL), 9am – 12pm


Monday, November 4th
CRES Open Advising Hours
RJH 101 Idea Factory, 10am – 12pm


Wednesday, November 6th
CRES Open Advising Hours
RJH Incubator Lab (3rd FL), 3pm – 6pm


When you come to open advising, please bring your laptop or tablet, a copy of your degree progress report, and a completed copy of the TCU Advising Checklist.
Note: ALL CRES majors are required to meet with the Associate Director of CRES, Dr. Jane Mantey (me), to remove the hold on their accounts and be able to register for the spring semester.
Finally, please encourage your peers to consider taking a CRES course; they are welcome to come to the open advising hours, too, if they have questions about our major/minors. CRES courses are ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, who are interested in learning about and critically examining the lives, experiences, and perspectives of Indigenous, Black, and other people of color in efforts to understand and dismantle racial supremacy and other systems of oppression in the United States and abroad. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. And, we hope to see you during open advising hours!
Students, to view available CRES-prefix and CRES-attribute courses for Spring 2020, please visit Class Search for more information.
Faculty in departments outside of CRES, if you are interested in your Spring 2020 course being approved for a CRES-attribute, please submit your course using either the undergraduate course approval form or graduate course approval form at your earliest availability.


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Additionally, in Spring 2020, we are offering  CRES 30803 –  TCU Justice Journey, an immersion course focused on racial justice, intersectional activism, leadership development, and social change. This year’s class topic will be on the Black freedom struggle, and will be taught by Drs. Jeanelle Hope and Max Krochmal. To enroll in the course, students must complete the Justice Journey 2020 Class Application.


CRES is undertaking a fundraising campaign thru FrogFund this semester to raise money for spring student travel awards to 2020 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) –Tejas Foco Conference in McAllen, TX as well as 2020 African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) Conference in Austin, TX.

Click here to learn more about our FrogFunding campaign and to donate!

If you are interested in helping us raise money and attend one of these conferences email Dr. Jane Mantey.


Upcoming 2020 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship & Grant Deadlines

The WW Fellowship Foundation is still accepting applications for the Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellowship.

The Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellowship: This award, now in its third year, seeks to increase the presence of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows among tenure-track faculty. The Fellowship provides each Fellow with a six-month period to focus on the research and scholarship necessary to secure a tenure-track position, along with the guidance of an assigned mentor and informal network of Mellon faculty. Two Fellowships are awarded each year. The application deadline is November 8, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Meinzer (609) 945-7879  ( or Ritu Mukherjee at (609) 945-7884 (

CRES Events

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Wednesday, November 20th
SCHAR 3004, 3:30pm

Open to anyone who wants to read, listen, & share. Click the link above for the full flyer and for future dates.

Monday, November 4th
Hays Theater, 7pm

As a part of the series “Slavery (De)Constructed,” we are proud to offer a staged reading of Lydia Diamond’s Harriet Jacobs; A Play. There will be a talkback and reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Click the link above to RSVP on EventBrite.


In what ways are feminists responsible for imagining and working toward a world without detention and incarceration? How can we make sense of prison abolition discourse in relation to the epidemic of sexual violence that we fight to end? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Sabina Vaught (University of Oklahoma) and Damien Sojoyner (UC Irvine) who will pose and explore critical questions about race, gender, violence, incarceration, and power.

Please join us on November 5th for a discussion Nadine Naber’s important works on Arab women’s activism—“Arab Americans and US Racial Formations,” from the collection Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11, and “Diasporic Feminist Anti-Imperialism” from Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism—led by Dr. Rima Abunasser. Click the link above to download the readings.  Email Dr. Stacie McCormick to get added to the distribution list for the group.


Campus Events

Thursday, October 31st – Saturday, November 2nd

Join TCU Inclusiveness & Intercultural Services in the building of a community ofrenda (alter), and view the alter all day on Friday and Saturday. Click the link above for the full flyer with all the details. 





Friday, November 1st
Library Special Collections, 5pm – 6:30pm

TCU Faculty/Staff and AddRan Graduate students are invited to a Wine Reception in the TCU Library Special Collections to view the new exhibit curated by Alex Hidalgo (History) and Julie Christenson (Special Collections)

Saturday, November 2nd 
RJH, 10am – 4pm

WGST is hosting an abortion advocacy day on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 am to 4 pm on campus. The Texas Equal Access Fund will be facilitating an abortion access 101, followed by a training on how to talk with elected officials about abortion access. Participants will then have some time to practice, before speaking directly, in person, with local elected officials. Lunch, coffee, and snacks provided! Click the link above for full flyer and click here to RSVP.


Monday, November 4th – Wednesday, November 6th
Kelly Center, Murphy Conference Rm, Various Times

TCU Office of Admissions invites yout to fun, engaging, and informative workshops. Come prepared to share as Carnegie Dartlet helps us think about Texas Christian University in a whole new way. Thank you in advance for your participation and active involvement in this important work. Your voice determines the outcome of this project which aims to answer: Who is TCU at its best? Please contact Liz Rainwater with any questions. Click the link above for more information. Click here to register.

Monday, November 4th – November 22nd
SCHAR 4200 and BASS 2101

Sponsored by Criminal Justice Society, Alpha Phi Sigma, and Social Work’s Phi Alpha Honors Society. Please bring books to the Criminal Justice Department or Social Work Department rooms listed above. Click on link above for full flyer.




Wednesday, November 6th
Kelly Center, Cox B&C, Speakers at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm

Presented by the Department of Criminal Justice and featuring Cynthia Hood and Dorothy Settles, Victim-Witness Coordinators from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Lindsey Dula, Director of Program Services from Alliance for Children, Anthony White from the Fort Worth PD, Human/Sex Trafficking Division, and Tracy Matheson, founder of Project Beloved. Click on the link above for the full flyer.


Wednesday, November 6th
Pub-Trivia Night at the Library: Music of the 90s to the Present
TCU Library Rm 3181, 6pm -8pm

Anybody want to make a CRES or SIS team? Email Cecilia Hill if you are interested.


Tuesday, November 12th
BLUU Auditorium, 5:30pm – 7pm

Please join the Criminal Justice Department for a documentary screening of A Week In Watts…LAPD Officers and Operation Progress Staff will serve on a panel discussion of the documentary after the screening. Please check with your criminal justice professors for extra credit opportunities! Click the link above for full flyer. 


Wednesday and Thursday, November 20th and 21st
BLUU Ballroom, 4pm – 10pm (20th) and 12pm – 6pm (21st)

Tunnel of Oppression will return to TCU for another year! Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary issues of oppression. It is designed to introduce participants to concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about issues of oppression. At the end of the tour, participants are provided with the opportunity to discuss their experiences with each other. Facilitators will help participants reflect on their experiences and to put their new-found knowledge to use in their everyday lives. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Mosiniak.

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, November 9th

Office Of Diversity and Inclusion Tailgate
Smith Hall, 11:30am – 1pm

Thank you to the campus community for your consistent commitment and support in developing, hosting and encouraging more inclusive programs and strategies at TCU. In appreciation of everyone’s efforts, please join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as we cheer on our Horned Frogs while we take on the Baylor Bears. Join the fun! All are invited! Two hours before kick-off. RSVP here.

Friday, November 15th

Unconscious Bias

In this workshop, Exploring Blind Spots to Build Understanding, participants will discuss the impact of potential blind spots and implicit bias on our interactions and engaging in conversations of understanding in the workplace so that we can expand our perspectives, build relationships and foster a culture of inclusion. This is an entry-level workshop and will be offered each semester. Click the link above to learn more.

To Register:

  • Log-in to
  • Click on My Employee Center
  • Then click Training Search Class #EXPLR1
  • Exploring Blind Spots
Wednesday, November 20th

Dr. Karen Dace Keynote and Luncheon
Smith Hall, 11:30am – 1pm

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce that Dr. Karen L. Dace, the editor of this book of articles that address working relationships between women of color and white women in the Academy will be joining us. Please save the date! Dr. Dace is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at IUPUI and we look forward to hearing her insights on this important topic. Click the link above for more information and RSVP here.

Campus News

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.





Community Events

Saturday, November 2nd
2019 Día de los Muertos Festival
Rose Marine Theater 5:30 – 9:45pm
The event kicks off with a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza that shuts down North Main Street, diverting traffic as people painted as calavera’s and catarina’s, take to the streets in a high energy 1/2 mile procession past the historic Rose Marine Theater and into Fort Worth’s Mercado Plaza. Come join the fiesta of music, dancing, face painting, food, drinks, and pan de muerto!


Friday, November 8th
Prairie View, TX, 10am – 5pm

On November 8th, the African American Studies Initiative at Prairie View A&M University will be hosting “When and Where I Enter @ 35: A Symposium in Honor of Paula Giddings.” This will be an opportunity to acknowledge the importance and influence of this groundbreaking book that chronicles the history of black women’s activism. Click the link above for more information and to register on eventbrite.

Friday, November 8th – Friday, November 15th
Austin, TX


The Texas State Board of Education will hear public testimonies for an Innovative Social Studies Course for African American Studies that is currently being considered for inclusion in the state TEKS Catalogue for Social Studies and Ethnic Studies.

The hearing will take place between Nov. 12 and 15th. The exact day and agenda will be posted here. Click the link above to learn more and to sign-up to speak. 

Job and Internship Opportunities

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) 

MURAP is looking for aspiring leaders in academia for a 10-week paid immersive research fellowship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors) in humanities, social sciences or fine arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Click the link above to visit their website and click here for a description of the program and eligibility requirements. 

Three positions open at Austin Community College.  One is for director of the Center for Latino Studies and another is to teach Texas History.

See the postings below:

Job ID 250746 Mexican American History/Director of El Centro is a faculty position to teach Mexican-American History and U.S. History as well as serve as the Director of El Centro.

Job ID 250747 Texas (emphasis on Tejano) History is a faculty position to teach Texas History with an emphasis on Tejano History and U.S. History.

Job ID 250525 U.S. History This is a general U.S. History faculty position to teach HIST 1301 & HIST 1302.

All positions may be found here at:

The application deadline is January 10, 2020.

Calls for Papers, Fellowships, Study Abroad, and Award Opportunities

The Texas State Historical Association will meet in Fort Worth in March 2021.

  • The program committee is soliciting proposals for panels (preferably) as well as individual papers on any topic in Texas history. Each panel should have either two papers and a commentator or three papers.
  • Anyone who hasn’t been on the TSHA program since 2018 is eligible to participate. 
  • The deadline is February 1.
  • Click the link above for the call for papers.

Want to make a difference? Join the DFW Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

  • The Chancellor’s office is currently recruiting graduate students to apply for the unique opportunity to represent TCU as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow.
  • If you are a graduate student and committed to creating and promoting change in the community, please attend one of the following info sessions: November 13 and December 3, 2019.
  • Both will occur at Noon in the Kelly Center (lunch provided). Graduate students will get an email for them to RSVP for the info session.
  • Applications are due by Friday, January 24, 2020. Visit or email for more information.

This year, the Center for Digital Expression (CDEx) will partner again with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) to provide tuition waivers or deep tuition discounts for their week-long workshops held at the University of Victoria, in beautiful British Columbia (Canada, that is) in June 2020.  

  • If you’re interested in incorporating digital tools – such as coding, working with large data setsvideographyweb development, or sound design – into your teaching, research, or general set of skills, DHSI may be the right event for you.
  • The CDEx is hosting an Information Session on November 8, 2019 from 12-1pm to answer any questions regarding:
    • The courses available at DHSI in June 2020 and the experience in general
    • A sense of the overall costs, based on the budgets of those who have attended in previous years
    • Funding resources available through various units on campus

TCU Graduate Studies invites applications for the Global Outlook (GO) Institute 2020, co-facilitated by Dr. Karen Steele and Dr. Whitnee Boyd.

  • The GO Institute is a short-term, interdisciplinary global learning opportunity for TCU doctoral students. Designed to provide professionalization for TCU doctoral students preparing for diverse career pathways (in the professoriate, in higher education administration, and beyond), the GO Institute 2020 will be focusing on transforming universities to be multicultural institutions through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Students will explore a distinctive range of universities in the UK over 10 days in May 2020. Graduate Studies provides generous funding for all selected GO Ambassadors, including:
    • $800 travel grant
    • 10 nights lodging
    • All breakfasts and most evening meals
    • Ground transportation in the UK
  • Click here for more information, including the application form and the request for reference fillable file.
  • The application deadline is Friday, November 22, 2019 and requires two letters of recommendation.
  • Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Steele or Dr. Boyd with any questions.

National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates National Conference Call for Papers
February 17-22, 2020
Dallas, Texas

  • For information about registration and submission of papers for both the conference and the research competition (cash prizes) visit the NAAAS website. Abstracts due November 9th!
  • Please also make note of the Call for Papers specific to Gender and Feminist Studies. Click the image for full flyer.


Chicanx Praxis Undergraduate Call For Papers (PDF)
Chicanx Praxis General 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.

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.

Saturday, November 16th, Edu-Con Fort Worth 2019 hosted by Conference on the Education of Hispanics, Texas Wesleyan University

  • The objective is to provide comprehensive workshops to align all levels of educators and campus leadership in Pre K – 12. Educators will develop strategies for intentional outcomes in cultural, emotional and instructional interventions. Aspiring leaders will be cultivated to ensure the success of their efforts to grow student achievement is actualized.
  • Email CEH Co Chair, Brian Renteria, for more information

Keep up with all CRES related events by visiting our web calendar

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