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Volume 2, Issue 2

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February 12th – February 18th

Welcome Message

Welcome to the CRES News Digest. 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, February 15th. Please also include any of you or your students’ newsworthy accomplishments.

CRES Events

Tuesday, February 12th 
Purple, Black & White: A Conversation with Black Alumni&Current Students
Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center Cox A&B, 6pm – 7:30pm

In this moment of Lead On! and the attention to DEI, diversity, equity and inclusion, at TCU the conversation at this year’s Purple Black and White event will focus on leadership. An alumna, Ms. Tracy Williams and two students Ms. Hope Bentley and Mr. Jaques Williams will guide our conversation about the importance of leadership, with a focus on effective strategies. Food will be provided!

Wednesday, February 13th 
Social Justice Career Fair and CRES Careers Panel
Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center, 6pm – 7:30pm

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Thursday, February 14th 
Sheri Parks Green Chair Lecture
BLUU Ballroom A&B, 11am – 12:30pm

“Scholarship on the Borders: Interdisciplinarity and the Grand Challenge of our Times”
The event is free. Registration is required by February 7th at
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Wednesday, February 20th 
CRES Colloquium Series: Community Partnerships Reflections on the Development of the FWISD Latinx Studies Curriculum Project
RJH, Incubator Lab, 3:30pm – 5pm

You are invited to hear from the CRES FWISD contract team regarding their roles in the Latino Studies Curriculum Project. Learn how these efforts speak to CRES’s commitment to community engagement and the importance of community accountable scholarship.

Saturday, February 23rd
Building Power, Building Coalitions: Student Organizing Workshop
RJH, 9am – 4pm

Save the date and stay updated on the CRES events page for more information and how to RSVP.

Friday, March 1st
Polyvox World Salon and Open Mic
SCHAR 3004, 12pm – 1pm

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Monday, March 4th 
2nd Annual Intersection Celebration of Black History Month & Women’s History Month
BLUU Ballroom, Evening Lecture

Johnson is a TCU alum (’67) and the first nurse elected to U.S. Congress. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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Campus Events

Monday, February 18th
Blood Drive hosted by TCI Student Nursing Association and Spectrum
BASS Atrium, 11am – 5pm

Spectrum’s next community-based event will be a blood drive alongside the student nurses association. The community will benefit through the donated blood and Spectrum will simultaneously bring attention to an outdated FDA law that forbids Males/Tran* women, etc. who have had sexual relations with a man (even once) from donating blood.

If any FDA excluded persons wish to donate, a red marble will be provided for you to place in a jar representing every donor lost. You can either email to request a marble or attend and place it yourself.

Tuesday, February 19th
American Dream Deferred: Untold Stories of African American Federal Workers Post WWII
Mary Couts Burnett Library, Room 3181, 5:00pm

American Dream Deferred is a pioneering work of scholarship about one of the most significant struggles of the modern black freedom movement, one that has been almost completely untold until now. Click image for full flyer.

RSVP at 817.257.6109 or




Tuesday, February 19th
Cries From the Cross (Roads): The Intersection of Poverty, Inequality and Race in the Context of South Africa
BASS Conference, 7:30pm

Dr. Nadine Bowers Du Toit is an Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Her address will feature a presentation on the intersections of racism, economic injustice and coloniality with attention to the responses of faith communities. She is an internationally recognized scholar and in addition to her scholarly writing and teaching works with faith-based organizations in South Africa to promote transformative change.


Tuesday, February 26th 
All Campus Lecture: We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching by, College of Education Green Chair, Dr. Bettina Love
BLUU Ballroom A, 5:30pm – 7pm

Are you passionate about civic engagement, educational equity, social justice, urban education?

Then don’t miss the lecture of award-winning author and scholar Bettina Love, Ph.D! Click the link above to RSVP in Eventbrite!


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.

Community Events

Friday, February 15 – Sunday, March 3, 2019
Bless Me Ultima, A play by Rudolfo Anaya and Directed by David Lozano
Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas

Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima enters his life. She is a curandera, one who heals with herbs and magic. ‘We cannot let her live her last days in loneliness,’ says Antonio’s mother…click the link above link for more information. 




Black workers had long history with fed jobs before shutdown

Grants and Fellowships

The Center for Global Workers’ Rights and School of Labor Employment Relations

Penn State University is seeking applications from U.S. and international labor organizers for masters program in global workers’ rights. The program, designed for U.S. and international labor practitioners, focuses on strategic corporate research and campaigns, international and comparative employment relations systems, and workers’ rights in the global economy.

The deadline is March 1, 2019. Assistantships will be awarded to qualified applicants in need of financial support.

For information on the Master’s degree, curriculum, admissions process, see

For information on the Global Labour University, see

For more information, write:

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.

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, February 15th
Food and Feedback
Jarvis Hall 2nd Floor

DEI is seeking about 45 students to share their feedback on potential activities.  The activities will center on cultural differences and community and facilitated by Dr. Mark Kamimura- Jimenez. Click link above for more information and to choose between three different morning sessions. 

Fort Worth Office of Human Relations is looking for an Intern for Implicit Bias/Race Workshop Facilitator

Check Frog Jobs or Contact Veronica Villegas for more information at

Volunteers needed for LBGTQ Saves

Check Frog Jobs or Contact Sharon Herrera for more information at

Internships with Jolt

Jolt brings together Latinos from across Texas to win on the issues that matter. Jolt doesn’t stand for any one party or politician — it stands for the Latino community, families, and parents who worked hard to give their children everything they didn’t have. Jolt supports Latinos to make change by making sure they have a say in how Texas is run. Click the link above to learn about internships and job opportunities.

Calls for Papers and Award Opportunities

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.

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.
  • Call for proposals: submission deadline is February 20, 2019. The online submission system will open by February 1.  Please note:  All submitters and presenters must have a valid individual NWSA login and password to submit/be included in a submission. Valid logins include current individual members, expired individual members and guest log ins.  See the FAQ for more details.

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.


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. Click the link above to learn more about this opportunity.

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

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