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Volume 2, Issue 4

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March 5th – March 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, March 15th. Please also include any of you or your students’ newsworthy accomplishments.

CRES Updates

Image of CRES minor, Marilyn DowningBuilding Power, Building Coalitions: Community Organizing Workshop feedback from Political Science Major, CRES and WGST minor, Marilyn Downing

The CRES Building Power, Building Coalitions Workshop was a two part workshop in which we learned from local community organizer Kristian Hernandez, CRES professors, and CRES students on how to organize around a common problem, on or off campus. Read more…

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 image below 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/Dolores Huerta Week of Action
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

Dolores Huerta, 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.

Sponsored by the Cesar Chavez Committee of Tarrant County

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.


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 information including how to submit. Click the image for full flyer. 


CRES Student Research and Creativity Symposium image with link to full flyerMonday, 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 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 image 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


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 the image 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

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


Community Events

Monday, March 18th
College Application Workshop
Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 6pm – 8pm
Join the TCU’s Dean of Admission, Heath Einstein, as he helps you make sense of the college application process. High school sophomores, juniors and their parents welcome Light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline is March 14th. Click the link above to register.


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 the link above 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

CRES News and Faculty Publications

Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in 20th-Century America
History and CRES Supporting Faculty, Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic was featured in the Washington Post and the Austin American Statesmen regarding women and the draft.


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

The 2018 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award nomination deadline is March 8.

These individuals will be recognized for providing TCU with the critical voices necessary for change and for their sustained actions to transform TCU by making it an even more diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment and place of employment.

For more information on how to nominate and individual, click on the link above.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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