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CRES News Digest Volume 2, Issue 5

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March 19th – April 1st

Welcome Message

Welcome to this week’s installment of the CRES News Digest. This week we have a blog post from CRES students who just came back from this year’s TCU Justice Journey, which explored Chicana/o civil rights history. Please note the CRES Colloquium, which continues this week on the subject of Race and Education, and also our CRES Open Office Hours, which will kick off our advising and recruitment season for this semester.

Don’t miss out on the Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta week of events and the Voice2Youth Poetry Slam. In addition, the inaugural CRES Student Research and Creativity Symposium is still taking submissions until March 20th.

A special congratulations to Lillian Young who’s art exhibit, “Lillian Young: Redaction,” is currently on view at TCC Southeast campus until April 12th. In addition, Michelle Nguyen has received a Fulbright to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Indonesia. Please join us in congratulating both of these students in their exciting accomplishments.

The News Digest is available every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. If you have any CRES relevant event, publication, or conference suggestions for the next digest, please send your suggestions to Cecilia Hill for consideration by Friday, March 29th. Please also include any of you or your students’ newsworthy accomplishments.

In Solidarity,

Cecilia Hill, CRES Graduate Assistant
Orlando Lara, Associate Director of CRES

CRES Updates

Justice Journey Reflection from CRES Majors, Annette Kirk and Danny Ramos

We started this trip armed with knowledge, feeling empowered, and ready to meet the legends of the Chicano Movement from our books. It isn’t every day that you get to meet people that were a part of history in a big way, especially those who have been erased from “American” history textbooks. Read more…

CRES Advising

Thursday and Friday, March 28th and 29th
CRES Open Office Hours
3:30pm – 5pm

CRES Events

Wednesday, March 20th
CRES Colloquium Series: Education and Race
RJH Incubator Lab, 3:30pm – 5pm
Join the CRES Research, Creativity, and Community Engagement Committee for a panel of K-16 education scholars as we consider issues of race that currently confront educational systems and institutions. Click here for full flyer.
Image of teachers protesting and an image a young student conversing with his teacher


Image of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez with the same event info listed belowMonday, March 25th and Saturday, March 30th
César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Advocacy & Service Day at the TCC Trinity River Campus on Monday the 25th

On March 25, the Fort Worth ISD will become the first school district in the state to honor the lives of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez with a school holiday. However, the focus will be to allow students and others to spend a day in service to their community – not a “day off but rather a day on,” according to Board of Education Trustee Jacinto Ramos, Jr.


March & Rally, Downtown Fort Worth, 12pm

The Cesar Chavez Committee of Tarrant County invites you to the Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez Celebration and Solidarity Walk through downtown Fort Worth. Line up at 12pm at General Worth Square on Main street between 8th and 9th street.

Art Competition

This year the Cesar Chavez Committee of Tarrant County has created an opportunity for elementary, middle school, and high school students Tarrant County to submit an artistic piece to our art contest. Art pieces should relate to the following prompt/theme:

Why is it important for city streets to be named after Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and how do you think such efforts of inclusiveness will impact your community?

Deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:59pm. Click here to apply.

Volunteer Opportunity 

If you are interested in volunteering to help during the event, we definitely need your assistance. Please contact Alma at for more info about volunteering.

Monday, April 1st
Sid W. Richardson LH3, 7pm
Join us for a screening and discussion of clips from One Day at A Time &
Random Acts of Flyness. Pizza and drinks will be provided.


Young girl participation in the poetry slam competition and a link to the full pdf flyerSaturday, April 6th
Voice2Youth Poetry Slam
Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Buildings


Submit your application by March 23rd for the citywide annual youth poetry slam involving 3rd – 12th grade students. Click on the link above for more event information. Click here for full flyer. 



CRES Student Research and Creativity Symposium image with link to full flyer

Monday, April 15th


CRES invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit applications for the following awards: Community Engagement, Creative Activity, Undergraduate Research, and Graduate Research. Click the link above for more event information including how  to enter your submissions. Deadline to submit is March 20th. If you would like to attend the symposium to view students’ work, RSVP on EventBrite here.
Click here for full flyer. 


Campus Events

Friday, March 22nd – Saturday, March 23rd
LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Symposium on War, Conflict, and Society
Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center

As the nation reflects on the Vietnam War fifty years later, the Department of History is honored to be hosting what will be an exciting symposium that considers the war in its political, military, social, and cultural contexts.  The event is open to the public but space is limited. Click the link above for more information and to RSVP. Click image below for full flyer.

Monday, March 25th
Interdisciplinary Work at TCU: A Vision for the Future
Dee J. Kelly Alumni, Murphy Conference Room, 12pm – 1:30pm
A Faculty lunch/workshop With Dr. Karen Steele. Click here for full flyer.


Monday, March 25th
Meet and Greet with Provost Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg
Bass Atrium, 3:30pm – 5pm
Chancellor Victor J. Boschini and Provost R. Nowell Donovan invite you to meet the new provost.


Monday, March 25th
Spectrum Drag Show
BLUU Ballroom, 7pm – 9pm
Featuring professional performers, as well as TCU faculty and student novice performers. Don’t forget to bring your $1’s! All proceeds to benefit LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S. Click here for the full flyer.


Image of Drag show perfomers and link to full flyer


Tuesday, March 26th
Annual Graduate Student Forum
Tucker Technology Center, Room 139, 3pm – 4:30pm

Meet with Chancellor Boschini on important issues for graduate students

Image of Dr. Velma ScantleburyTuesday, March 26th
Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitor’s Center, 5pm
Pioneer in transplantation, Dr. Velma P. Scantlebury, Associate Chief of Transplant Surgery Christiana Care Health System, has served as a national spokesperson for Linkages to Life, an initiative to address the shortage of African-American organ donors. In her career, she has performed more than 2,000 kidney transplants. She became the nation’s first African-American female transplant surgeon in 1989. Click the link above for full flyer. Register for the event here.


Thursday, March 28th
Bachelor of Social Work Info Session
Bass 1004, 12pm – 1pm
Social Work Minor Info Session
Bass 1004, 1pm – 2pm


Come learn about the requirements for a major or minor in social work, each of which can be a great complement to a CRES major or minor. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Click the links above for full flyers. 


Thursday, March 28th
TCU Faces: Highlighting the Experiences of Students of Color at TCU
SWR Lecture Hall 1, 6pm


TCU FACES will involve presentations by students and professors, as well as TED Talks. Students will share a roughly 5-minute influential and integral story to their TCU experience that was influenced by their identity as a student of color. Click the image below for the full flyer. 


TCU Faces logo with link to full flyer

Friday, March 29th
Amazing Vietnam
BLUU Ballroom, 7pm (dinner served at 6pm)

Amazing Vietnam is an annual show held by VSA to promote the Vietnamese culture on TCU campus. The show features a captivating storyline with traditional and contemporary dances and music. This year’s show – “Intertwined” is inspired by stories that many young Vietnamese people may encounter – career, family, passion, and choices. Check out the promo video with the link above and click image to view the full flyer.
Amazing Vietnam logo and link to full flyer


Monday, April 8th
Visiting Artist Talk – Riva Lehrer
Moudy North 141, 2:15pm
Supported by the TCU College of Fine Arts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programming Grant
Drawing of women and wolf

Community Events

Image of African Americans with their eyes redacted March 7th – April 12th
Art Corridor II, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus
2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, TX 76018

“Lillian Young: Redaction” is a series of paintings, prints, and videos from Artist Lillian Young. Images from history are woven into her work, connecting the stories of African Americans with American history to reveal a more complex telling of that history. Young writes “Redaction is my way of creating a visual timeline that calls attention to the alarming (and ongoing) trend of redacting/editing American history. The painting, prints and video piece in the show touch on themes that are often “omitted” in mainstream African American History.”

Thursday, March 21st
Fort Worth Public Library, Tandy Lecture Hall 6pm – 8pm


Join an engaging discussion about the range of terms used to describe Americans of Latin American or Spanish origin. This lively panel of women will compare how terms like Hispanic, Chicano, Latino, Latinx, and Latin@ are used to describe ethnicity, communicate personal identity, and unite communities. Click the link above for more information.


Saturday, March 23rd
FWISD’s Racial Equity Summit II
I.M. Terrell Academy STEM & VPA, 8:30am – 4:30pm
This free event will bring together middle and high school students, parents, educators and Fort Worth residents for conversations focusing on three learning strands: Race, Equity, and Excellence. Click here for more information.


Volunteers are needed to support this endeavor and will assist Summit II organizers with set-up, registration, Summit attendees, presenters, lunches, Summit II breakdown. clean-up, and other duties as assigned.  Please register to volunteer at


Sunday, April 7th
Told with the verve of a good detective story, The Search for General Tso is as much about food as it is a tale of the American immigrant experience.

CRES News and Faculty Publications

Congratulations to Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies and CRES major, Michelle Nguyen on her Fulbright award to Indonesia!

As an English teaching assistant in Indonesia, Michelle will use her role to immerse herself into the culture and build deep relationships with her students and the surrounding community. Through these relationships, she wants to mold her role to fit the needs of the specific community she is placed. For Michelle, learning goes beyond the classroom, so not only does she want to be a teacher to her students, but also a support system, a mentor, and a friend.

After completing her Fulbright, Michelle plans to attend graduate school to cultivate her zeal towards fighting social injustice and educational inequity.


Black Alumni Alliance Scholarship

Click the link above for the scholarship application. In addition to the application, applicants must submit an essay of at least 500 words on the topic noted on the scholarship application and a letter of reference. Deadline is March 29th. 

Immigrants Rising: Transforming Lives through Higher Education

Click the link above to learn more about resources for undergraduate and graduate students. Immigrants Rising empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation.

Calls for Papers and Award Opportunities

April 4 – 5, 2019, AddRanFest Undergraduate Scholarship and Creativity Open to all AddRan majors or minors

  • The AddRan festival celebrates the scholarship and creativity of students who are majors or minors in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners.
  • Click link the above for more information. Deadline to submit a proposal is March 22.

September 12-14, 2019, Sixth Biannual Ethnicity, Race, Indigenous Peoples’ Conference, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

  • This conference is organized by ERIP, the LASA section on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples, in collaboration with Gonzaga University and the Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies journal (LACES). ERIP is committed to the promotion of research, teaching, and the exchange of ideas about all topics related to ethnicity, race relations, Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and other ethnic or racial groups in Latin America, the Caribbean, and across the Americas.
  • Click the link above for more information. Deadline to submit a proposal is May 15th, 2019.

October 31 – November 2, 2019, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference, Washington D.C.

  • The ASMEA Research Grant Program seeks to support research on topics in Middle Eastern and African studies that deserve greater attention. Applicants may submit paper proposals on any topic as long as it is relevant to the five qualifying topic areas outlined on their website and constitutes new and original research.
  • For more details click the links above. The application deadline for both grants is April 15, 2019.

October 31 – November 3, 2019, History of Education Society, Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio

  • Call for proposals for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries.

Nominate a Student for the Larry Adams International Experience Award

  • The Center for International Studies offers this monetary award, honoring Dr. Larry Adams, to acknowledge undergraduate students who integrate their academic study-aboard experience into meaningful engagement upon their return with a significant project or  activity that exemplifies internationalization.
  • Candidates may be nominated by faculty/staff or may self-nominate.
  • Deadline is April 1st at 5:00pm. Click the link above for full flyer and information on how to submit your nomination.

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.

April 4-5, 2019, Interdisciplinary Symposium on Reproductive Justice: Perspectives from Law, Religion, Business, and Culture, SMU Campus, Dallas, Texas

April 24-25, 2019, 6th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute, Historic Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas

May 16-17, 2019, Gloria Anzaldúa : Translating B/borders University of Paris VIII

May 16-17, 2019, Critical Race Studies in Education Association Conference, Race and Equity Center, University of Southern California

June 14, 2019, MAS Decolonial Epistemologies Symposium, UTSA

June 15, 2019, K-12 Summit for MAS in our Schools

June 17-21, 2019, Mexican American Studies Teachers’ Academy, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, Texas

  • The one-week academy provides secondary educators with presentations and workshops for instructing Mexican American social studies and literature courses with specific content for teaching in their discipline. Professional development hours are available.

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 conferences.

Click image below for a full list of CRES Spring 2019 events.

You can also keep up with all CRES and CRES related events by visiting our website calendar