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CRES News Digest Volume 2, Issue 6

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April 2nd – April 16th

Welcome Message

Welcome to this week’s installment of the CRES News Digest.


This week, we want to encourage you to attend our inaugural CRES Student Research and Creativity Symposium and our CRES Spring Banquet. Everyone who is part of the CRES community, Core, Associated, Supporting Faculty and Staff, as well as CRES students and students currently enrolled in CRES-Attribute classes are invited, so please join us.


We are taking RSVP’s for the CRES Spring Banquet until Monday, April 8th.

In addition, the well-known community leader and activist, CRISTINA TZINTZÚN, will be on campus on Thursday, April 4 at 7pm in Sid Rich Hall, L4. This is a great opportunity to meet and learn from a seasoned community organizer who has been making a splash in Texas for the past several years.

Students, please note the CRES Fall classes flyer available at the bottom of this digest.

The CRES News Digest is available every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
We are interested in helping 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, please send your suggestions to Cecilia Hill for by Friday, March 29th.

In Solidarity,

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

CRES Events


Saturday, April 6th
Voice2Youth Poetry Slam
Moudy North, Room 141, 12pm – 3:30pm


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 undergraduate and graduate students submitted applications for the following awards: Community Engagement, Creative Activity, Undergraduate Research, and Graduate Research.  If you would like to attend the symposium to view students’ work, RSVP on EventBrite here.
Click here for full flyer. 

Monday, April 15th
CRES Spring Banquet
Kelly Center, 6pm – 8pm


All CRES community members are invited to attend the CRES Spring Banquet. RSVP here by April 8th.
Is liberal society really the problem? If yes, what can we do to combat that?  How can we really fix the structural elements of oppression? Come and join us in our second CRES Conversation 2019 as we attempt to discuss these complex issues. Click here to RSVP on EventBrite.


Thursday, April 18th
Building Peace Across Ethnic Divides in Africa and Eastern Europe
Lizard Lounge, 4pm – 5:30pm
Come listen to Chris Coleman speak about his work with the United Nations. Click the link above for more event information.


RJH 107, 6pm – 7:30pm
Do you have a passion for international diplomacy, human rights, or development? Are you interested in inter-governmental organizations? Would you enjoy living and working overseas?
If so consider a career with the UN! Learn about career paths and what a typical day at the UN looks like by coming to the 6pm session.

Friday, April 26th
Polyvox World Salon and Open Mic
SCHAR 3004, 12pm – 1pm

Click image below for full flyer.


Campus Events

Thursday, April 4th
Latino is Powerful: TCU
SWR LH4, 7pm – 8:30pm

The Latino is Powerful | Campus Tour is a college experience open to everyone who wants to explore, discover, and embrace what it means to be Latinx and civically engaged in Texas.

With Cristina Tzintzún, Founder and Executive Director, Antonio Arellano, Communications Director, and Tess Ortega, Organizing Director

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
Tuesday, April 9th
TCU Library Rooms 3181 & 3182, 9:30am – 11:40am
Click the link above for full flyer. 

Wednesday, April 10th
Sid Richardson Hall 4, 6:30pm
Join the HAA for this family-forever movie night. Click the link above for more information. 


Tuesday, April 23rd
Erma Lowe Hall Studio, 8:30pm
Come listen to SIS sponsored talk by Purna Banerjee, Associate Professor of English, Presidency University, Kolkata. Click the link above for full flyer. 

Community News and Events

VoyageDallas online magazine highlighted community partner, Sharon Herrera’s work in their Most Inspiring Stories in Dallas.

Meet Sharon Herrera of LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S. in Tarrant County

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.”

Latino Art Friday, April 5th – Saturday, April 27th
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Monday through Saturday, 9am – 5pm

A​qui/Ahora is a multi media exhibition showcasing a selection of Latino/x artists who are responding to the political and social climate of today. Through an investigative lens the artists delve into issues of commerce and labor, historical narratives seen through an altered perspective, activism and the inevitable cultural collision of our time. The exhibition presents artists Sara Cardona, Francisco Josue Alvarado Araujo, Jeffry Valadez, Melissa Gamez-Herrera, Giovanni Valderas and Fabiola Valenzuela. Each artist and their work creates historical markers that are telling of their place here and now as it relates to the Latino/x experience.


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.


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.

Job Opportunities

In coordination with TCU’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Koehler Center is looking for an Inclusive Teaching Fellow for the 2019–2020 year.

The fellow should be interested in exploring inclusive teaching that reaches across the various definitions of diversity, as articulated by the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Additionally, the fellow should be interested in developing personally and professionally in this area. In short, while the fellow does not have to be an expert in all areas to apply, the fellow should want to learn more about inclusive teaching and help others in the TCU community to do the same.

Learn more about the Inclusive Teaching Fellow and how to apply.

Advocates For Youth is recruiting young, powerful, youth activists to learn to  organize and work during the upcoming year. Deadline is April 15th. It’s a PAID opportunity with a free trip to Washington DC in September where they will receive training on how to be an effective activist. Click the link above to learn more and to apply.

Calls for Papers and Award Opportunities

The Michael R. Ferrari Award for Distinguished University Service and Leadership 2018

Call for Nominations

Electronic nominations for the Michael R. Ferrari Award for Distinguished University Service and Leadership may now be submitted. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 18.

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award Program

  • Applications for 2019-2020 School Year open March 18 through April 30, 2019
  • Through this national education initiative, HACU and Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip e-pass(es) to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria. Click the link above to learn more and to apply. 

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.

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

April 30, 2019, 7th Annual Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Summit, Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD

  • registration deadline is April 22, 2019

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, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas

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.

October 3-5, 2019, 40th Annual Texas Genealogical and Historical Conference, Dallas, Texas

  • #HOGAR40 theme: “Honoring Our Ancestors: A 500-year Journey Back to Hernán Cortés”

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 Fall 2019 courses.

spring flyer of courses

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