2010 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference (February 25-27, 2010)

The faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invite our colleagues from across Texas and the United States to join us at the 2010 National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Tejas Foco Regional Conference.

A preliminary schedule and registration form are attached to this e-mail. Information on the venue, parking, and local accommodations can be found at the end of this e-mail as well.

Updated information on the 2010 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference can be found at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cmas/

¡Nos vemos en Austin!

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Pasado, Presente, y Futuro: Forty Years of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS)
Tejas Foco Regional Conference
The University of Texas at Austin

February 25-27, 2010
The year 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of the formal establishment of Mexican American Studies in the academy in Texas. Since the early 1970s, many approaches have been developed and employed in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies, some focusing on political economy, others on cultural studies, some focusing on the specificity of the Tejano experience, others focusing on how Texas fits into the larger experience of Mexican Americans in the United States and linkages to Mexico and Latin America. Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas has drawn from many intellectual approaches and fields, and struggled to expand the definition of the academy, activism, and intellectual life.

The goal of the 2010 NACCS Tejas Foco Regional Conference is to examine questions around a "Texas School" of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Scholars of Chicana and Chicano Studies, members of NACCS, and the general public will engage the question of whether there is (or is not) a Texas-based approach to Chicana and Chicano Studies. Presentations will look at the past, present, and future of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas to outline such a "Texas School" of thought or may call into question the very idea of such a proposition. The conference will also consider whether there is more than one school of thought within Texas.
The conference is free and open to the public.

Thursday
February 25, 2010

Bienvenida
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Center for Mexican American Studies/West Mall Building 5th floor

Friday
February 26, 2010

Registration
All day
Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

Continental Breakfast and Welcome
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

Breakout Sessions A
9:00 am – 10:15 am

ROUNDTABLE: GED Students Join the Discussion of the Latino Education Crisis
Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

PANEL: Tejano Latino Experencias: Inviting Latinos through Texan Education in Austin
Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

PANEL: Appraising Changing Identity Shifts in Mexican and Mexican American Characters from Early and Recent Chicano Literary Works
Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

Breakout Sessions B
10:30 am – 11:45 am

ROUNDTABLE: Graduate Education 101
Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

PANEL: Chicana/o Art, Ideology, and Power
Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

ROUNDTABLE: Mexican American Studies of the 21st Century: A Border-Based Approach
Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

Luncheon
KEYNOTE PANEL: Community Organizing and Chicana/o Studies in Tejas
NACCS Tejas Foco Book Award Ceremony
12 noon – 1:15 pm
Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

Breakout Sessions C
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

PANEL: ¡Somos Chicanos, Somos Tejanos! Ways of Exploring and Encouraging Our Cultural Heritage
Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center
PANEL: Film, Theater and Chicanos in America
Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

PANEL: Research From The Future Generation for a "Texas School" of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

Breakout Sessions D
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

ROUNDTABLE: Tejano Nativism/Native Tejanismo: Political, Social, and Literary Convergences of Chican@ and Indigenous Lives in Texas
Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

PANEL: LGBTQ Chicana/o Studies: Pasado, Presente, Futuro
Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

ROUNDTABLE: ¡La Lucha Sigue! The New Generation of El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o-Chicano Student Movement
Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

Screening of "Visions of Aztlan"
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

Noche de Cultura
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
To Be Announced

Saturday
February 27, 2010

Registration
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

Continental Breakfast and Welcome
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

Breakout Sessions E
9:00 am – 10:15 am

PANEL: History and Historiography in Tejas
Meeting Room (206), San Jacinto Conference Center

PERFORMANCE PANEL: Gloria Anzaldúa, El Valle, and Transnational Tejan@ Poetics: A Reading
Meeting Room (208), San Jacinto Conference Center

ROUNDTABLE: Teaching Chicana/o Studies in Tejas
Meeting Room (210), San Jacinto Conference Center

Chicana/o Studies in Tejas: An Open Forum
10:30 am – 12 noon
Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

Business Meeting
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Multipurpose Room (207), San Jacinto Conference Center

The San Jacinto Conference Center is located on the first floor of the San Jacinto Residence Hall (SJH), corner of 21st Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Entrances can be found on 21st Street and facing the Brazos Parking Garage.
http://www.utexas.edu/student/housing/index.php?site=20&scode=0&id=2225
http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/sjh.html

Public parking is available in the Brazos Parking Garage (BRG), 210 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/garages/pg3.html

Local Accommodations
http://www.utexas.edu/cee/tcc/attend/index.php?page=accommodations

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Center for Mexican American Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

West Mall Building 5.102
1 University Station F9200
Austin, TX 78712

(512) 471-4557
(512) 471-9639 Fax
cmas@uts.cc.utexas.edu
www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas

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