Mexican American Studies Summer Symposium

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CT)
Event Type
Convocation
Contact
Margaret Cantu-Sanchez
210-436-3107
Department/Organization
English Literature and Language
Link
https://ems-app.stmarytx.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=74246

Join us for a symposium on pedagogical approaches to teaching Mexican-American cultural literacy studies. This event will address the recent passage of the Texas State Board of Education’s Mexican-American studies Ethnic Studies course at the secondary levels.

Interactive workshops and lectures on Mexican-American history, cultural studies, literature, pedagogy and activism will be available and facilitated by St. Mary’s University faculty, Mexican-American studies experts and community activists.

This symposium is ideal for current and future middle school and high school teachers or interested individuals. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit is available for attendees. 

Registration is free and is now open. Register at bit.ly/mas-summer-symposium

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the Department of English, Literature and Language at St. Mary's University.

SCHEDULE

9 to 10 a.m., Registration

9:45 to 10 a.m., Reflection Exercise

Presenter 

Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language, and Writer-in Residence, St. Mary's University 

10 to 10:30 a.m.

Welcome

Leona Pallansch, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Mary's University 

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Kathleen Maloney, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of English Literature and Language, St. Mary's University 

Margaret Cantu-Sanchez, Ph.D., Instructor of English, St. Mary's University 

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Session One: Mexican-American Studies Historical and Cultural Background

Introduction

Margaret Cantu-Sanchez, Ph.D., Instructor of English, St. Mary's University 

Presenter

Refugio Romo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, St. Mary's University 

11:30 to 11:40 a.m., Break

11:40 to 12:40 p.m., Lunch

Networking and participation in table topic exercises during lunch is encouraged. Book raffle winners will be announced, and Continuing Professional Education letters will be distributed during lunch. 

12:45 to 1:45 p.m., Session Two: Mexican-American Studies Literature in Middle School and High School

Introductions

Margaret Cantu-Sanchez, Ph.D., Instructor of English, St. Mary's University 

Presenters

Diane Gonzales Bertrand, Visiting Lecturer of English Literature and Language, and Writer-in-Residence, St. Mary's University 

Andres Lopez, Mexican-American Literature Teacher, John Paul Stevens High School 

1:50 to 2:35 p.m., Session Three: Mexican-American Studies Pedagogical Methods

Introduction

Angeli Wilson, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Education, St. Mary's University 

Presenter

Margaret Cantu-Sanchez, Ph.D., Instructor of English, St Mary's University 

2:35 to 2:45 p.m., Break

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Session Four: Mexican-American Studies Activism and the Future

Introductions

Angeli Wilson, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Education, St. Mary's University 

Presenters

Lilliana Saldana, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio 

Marie Miranda, Ph.D., Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio

Vanessa Sandoval, student, University of Texas at San Antonio 

Tony Diaz, Ph.D., Mexican-American Studies activist 

3:45 to 4 p.m., Closing Remarks and Evaluations

Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director and Professor of English Literature and Language, St. Mary's University

Margaret Cantu-Sanchez, Ph.D., Instructor of English, St. Mary's University

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