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CRES News Digest, Vol 1, Issue 3

October 9th – October 22nd


Welcome Message

Welcome to the third issue of the CRES News Digest. The News Digest is available every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. If you have any relevant event, publication, or conference suggestions for the next digest, please send your suggestions to Cecilia Hill for consideration by Friday, October 19th.

Current Events

Sunday, October 14 – Tuesday October 16
Addressing Sexual Violence in Fort Worth: Fall Break Service Trip with WGST

Learn more about local resources and opportunities to get involved in local anti-violence efforts. We will tour facilities, meet with staff, and volunteer at: One Safe Place, Safe Haven, The District Attorney’s Office, and Women’s Center of Tarrant County. Please RSVP at WGST@TCU.EDU.

Monday, October 15
Native American Peoples Monument Dedication
10:00am, between Reed and Jarvis Hall

Placed between Reed and Jarvis halls, a monument was set which respects and honors the Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral homelands TCU now sits. This monument, set in stone for all to see, will be formally dedicated on 15 October, at 10am. To RSVP for the dedication, please email Dr. Scott Langston.




Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18
HaMapah/The Map: A Multi-Media Genealogical Dance Journey
7:30pm, Erma Lowe Hall Studio Theater

HaMapah/The Map traces the intersectional histories of DNAWORKS Co-Director, dancer, and TCU Assistant Professor of Dance Adam McKinney’s African, Jewish, and Native American heritages. The piece, which weaves contemporary dance with archival footage, personal interviews, and American and Yiddish songs, explores connections to identity, culture, heritage, and community.

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Thursday, October 18
School of Interdisciplinary Studies Public Launch Party
4-5pm, RJH Atrium

Come celebrate the launch of the new School of Interdisciplinary Studies and tour the new offices of the IdeaFactory, FrogFolio, meet representatives of RAMA and IEP in the atrium and head up to the second floor to see the new home of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies on the second floor.



Thursday, October 18
The Burning: Massacre, Destruction and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
5pm, BLUU Ballroom C&D

Come here author and speaker Tim Madigan discuss the worst American Holocaust you’ve never heard about.

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Monday, October 22 
The Hunting Ground Screening and Discussion
6:00pm, BLUU Ballroom

Now more than ever, we need to break the stigma & silencing around campus sexual assault. Schools need to believe survivors and hold abusers accountable. Our film raises awareness and helps frame the discussion on building a safer campus.

Tuesday, October 23
Sessions for the DNAWORKS Residency at TCU for Fall 2018
Click here to apply.

Join DNAWORKS for an interactive workshop that encourages productive and honest dialogue about key issues of identity, equity, access, representation, and the language that surrounds them. The process moves from open and courageous conversation into identifying personal and community-wide action steps. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Limited space.

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Wednesday, October 24
AddRan Majors @ Work
5pm – 7pm, Kelly Center Cox B & C

Come and meet AddRan alumni working in a wide range of industries. You’ll learn about their career paths, the skills they developed and how they are applying them in the workplace.  You’ll meet fellow Horned Frogs and industry contacts interested in your success! Not sure what to ask? No problem, come early and check out a list of suggested questions. Appetizers will be served. This is a “come and go” event.  Attire is business casual.  Click image for flyer.

You can easily register in FrogJobs! If you need business cards, click here for ordering TCU business cards. 2-3 day turn-around time.  Thanks and Go Frogs!

Thursday, October 25
Community Dialogue Dinner: #MeToo
6:00pm, Market Square Private Dinning
Space is limited RSVP: WGST@TCU.EDU

Friday, October 26
Graduate Certificate Info Session
3:30pm – 5pm, RJH 210

Monday, October 29
Honors Advising
12pm – 1pm and 2pm – 3pm, RJH 219

Tuesday, October 30
TCU Faculty and Staff of Color Reception
4pm-6pm, Dee J. Kelly Center, Cox B&C

Click link above to RSVP by October 16th.

Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2
New Majors/Minors Open Office Hours
3pm – 5pm, RJH 210

Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9
Majors Group Advising
3:30pm – 5pm, RJH 333


Community Events

Monday, October 15
Artes de la Rosa & Sound Culture Present: Palabrazos
7:00pm – 9:00pm, Rose Marine Theatre

The PALABRAZOS open mic for poetry, spoken word, and experimental performance takes place on the 3rd Monday of each month. $5 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.Refreshments/drinks also available. For more info: 817.624.8333 (Artes de la Rosa office).

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Wednesday, October 17
The Injustice Never Leaves You:
A Conversation with Dr. Monica Muñoz Martinez

12pm-2pm, TCC Trinity River Campus | Action A, TRTR 4202

A moving account of a little-known period of state-sponsored racial terror inflicted on ethnic Mexicans in the Texas–Mexico borderlands. Click here to learn more about Dr. Martinez and her book.

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Tuesday, October 30
FWISD Latino/a Studies Community Forum
6pm – 8pm, North Side High School

Monday, November 5
FWISD Latino/a Studies Community Forum
6pm – 8pm, Paschal High School

Save the date! Use the links above to register for either community forum. The viewpoints of ALL FWISD parents are equally valid at both event locations. We invite you to join the conversation!



Volunteer Opportunities

Engage with CRES

In the past several weeks, the CRES Staff has been working to create more opportunities for CRES students to take part in the process of building this great new academic space on campus.

If you are enrolled in a CRES Major, Minor, or Emphasis, an AAAS Minor or Emphasis, a LTNO minor, or even a CRES Grad Certificate, please consider taking part in one of our standing committees or volunteering with the CRES office. Please fill out the form below if you are interested:

Please contact Orlando Lara or Dr. Ryan Sharp if you have further questions.

Volunteer for the TCU Student Foundation
Apply on a rotating basis. Click here to read the membership policies:

As the TCU Student Foundation is in charge of leading tours throughout campus, including Rees-Jones Hall, we would like more of our CRES students involved in leading campus tours.

Student Foundation members have the following responsibilities:

    • Serve as student hosts at alumni events
    • Thank TCU donors with a phone call
    • Assist with class gift efforts
    • Assist with Athletic Recruiting

Saturday, October 20
Fort Worth BookFest
TCC Trinity River Campus, Downtown, Fort Worth
Click here for volunteer information.

With Fort Worth Library and Human Relations Commission, GROW , and other partners, we present this celebration of the transformative power of literacy. Showcasing the cultures of Fort Worth and the southwest region with activities for the entire family.

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Job Opportunities

Our Tenure Track search for positions in African American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies is well under way. However, we are still reviewing applications, so please continue to spread the word.

We will be selecting candidates at both the Assistant and Associate Level, but have not pre-determined which subject area will be hired under which level.

Search the keyword CRES at the link below for more information.

Click here for job information.



Community Voices

“Teaching about Gender Identities in the Context of the Kavanaugh Controversy” written by CRES Core Faculty member Sarah Robbins.

“Let’s not teach our children the bogus John Wayne version of the Alamo,” written by Richard Gonzalez, friend of CRES, for the Star Telegram.

“You’re My Home, “ micro-play written by Tammy Melody Gomez, friend of CRES.


Conferences and Calls for Papers

February 11-16, 2019, National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates national conference, Dallas, Texas

February 14-16, 2019, National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies – Tejas Foco Conference, Houston Community College System, Eastside Campus

January 15th – May 21st, 2019, College of Constructive Hell-Raising, Dallas, Texas

  • The College for Constructive Hell-Raising is a semester-long, citizen-friendly seminar class designed to help DFW activists of all kinds think like organizers and approach their fights more strategically. Application deadline is December 15th. Click here to apply.


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