Tag Archives: Hispanic Heritage Month

“McFarland USA”
– Movie Screening

Movie-HHM-Flyer-McFarlandTo celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the STC Libraries will be screening the acclaimed new movie McFarland, USA.

The films will be shown at the following campus libraries: Pecan, MidValley, Starr, and Tech.

Sept. 28 11am Tech campus Library
Sept. 28 12pm Starr campus Library
Sept. 29 1pm Pecan campus F-102
Sept. 30 12pm MidValley campus Library

 

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

Mcfarland, USA is based on the inspiring true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream.

See the trailor below or at https://youtu.be/74eJaVQFybI.

For a full listing of events: https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

John Valadez, filmmaker, presents “The Head Of Joaquin Murrieta”

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We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

Filmmaker John Valadez will visit South Texas College Sept. 22 at 6pm at the Pecan Campus Rainbow Room as part of the college’s Hispanic Heritage celebration. We will be screening the film “The Head of Joaquin Murietta” with a special introduction and followed by a Q&A with the director.

Director John Valadez has produced and directed award winning, nationally broadcast documentaries for the past 18 years. Valadez was also a writer, producer, and director of the six-hour PBS series “Latino Americans.”

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

For a full listing of events: https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

Felipe Hinojosa “Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture”

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We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

On Sept. 30 at 6pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, historian and scholar, Dr. Felipe Hinojosa will give a presentation and receive the Américo Paredes Book Award for his work titled Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture.

Dr. Felipe Hinojosa is a professor of History at Texas A&M University focusing on Latina/o-Chicana/o and Religion.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships.

The Americo Paredes Book Award was established through the college’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) to highlight the best non-fiction work in the fields of Chicana/o or Latino/a studies.

 

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

 

For a full listing of events: https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

Antonia Castañeda “Writing Chicanas Into History”

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We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

On Oct. 5, historian, scholar, and author Dr. Antonia Castañeda will give her presentation “Writing Chicanas Into History.”

  • Oct. 5 at 10:00 am at STC’s MidValley campus library in Weslaco
  • Oct. 5 at 6:00 pm at STC’s Pecan campus library in McAllen

Tejana born feminist historian Antonia Castañeda received her Ph.D. in U.S. History at Stanford University. Now retired, she taught in Chicana/o and Women’s Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and in the Departments of History at UT Austin and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Her research and teaching interests focus on gender, sexuality, and women of color in California and the Borderlands from the 16th century to the present.

Her current projects include a cultural history of Mestizas in colonial Alta California, a bilingual critical edition of 19th century Californian narratives, and a cultural history of Tejana farm workers.

She has previously held academic appointments at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to purchase her book Three Decades of Engendering History and to have her sign it.

The Americo Paredes Book Award was established through the college’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) to highlight the best non-fiction work in the fields of Chicana/o or Latino/a studies.

 

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

 

For a full listing of events: https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

Gesticulaciones de la Vida

3228591South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library presents “Gesticulaciones de la Vida (Life’s Gesticulations),” an exhibit featuring artworks by Beatriz Guzman Velasquez. The exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and artist talks are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the library’s Rainbow Room. The exhibit will remain on display through Dec. 9. The gallery is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Through her brightly painted images of local cemeteries, Guzman Velasquez seeks to cherish and understand the role death plays along the Mexico-Texas border.

In her works, life and death co-exist in the same place, just like in the Mexican holiday, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This popular celebration holds many traditions including building private altars called ofrendas, and honoring the deceased by leaving gifts of sugar skulls, marigolds, favorite foods, beverages and possessions at their grave sites.

Guzman Velasquez earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Texas Pan-American and participated in the San Miguel de Allende Study Abroad Program in Guanajuato, Mexico.

“Guzman Velasquez’s breathtaking use of color is what initially draws viewer’s in,” said STC Art Gallery Associate Dawn Haughey. “It is then the movement and play of the medium that holds our attention. We are so excited to be able to share her work with all of our students, faculty and community members during el Día de los Muertos.”

STC’s Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information, contact Dawn Haughey at (956) 872-3488 or via email at dhaughey@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryartgallery/.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the STC Libraries

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South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities will get underway on this September with several campus-wide activities, including the “Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series” that will feature several award-winning authors.

Hispanic Heritage Month is officially celebrated across the country from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The STC library events during the month-long celebration are free and open to the public.

The guest speakers are sponsored by STC’s Library Services, Center for Mexican American Studies, the college’s Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the PUENTE Program.

“It’s an honor to be able to have the caliber of guests that will be visiting our campuses and talking to our students and community during STC’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” said STC Librarian Esther Garcia. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate our culture and learn about the people that have made and are making a difference in our society, and to see that it is possible to do so through hard work and education.”

Historian and poet Teresa Palomo Acosta will visit South Texas College Sept. 22-24 as part of the college’s Hispanic Heritage celebration. She will present her lecture, “Preserving Historias Familiares: An Oral History Workshop” on Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm at STC’s Starr Co. campus in Rio Grande City, on Sept 23 at 1:00 pm at STC’s Pecan campus library in McAllen, and conclude on Sept 24 at 1:00 pm at STC’s Mid-Valley Campus Library in Weslaco. Teresa Acosta is a seminal figure in collecting and uncovering oral histories and preserving the stories of Mexican-Americans across Texas.
The following week, on Sept. 30 at 6:00 pm, Rio Grande Valley distinguished poets, Emmy Perez, Lina Suarez, Erika Garza and Isaac Chavarria will read at STC Pecan Campus library’s poetry event, “Voices of the Border.” Emmy Perez is the author of Solstice and a new poetry manuscript With the River on our Face. The event will be followed by pan dulce and a booksigning.

On Oct. 16 at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, author Alfonso Gonzales will give a presentation and receive the Américo Paredes Book Award for his work titled, Reform Without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State.

To conclude the lecture series, internationally renowned journalist and author Sonia Nazario will give a presentation at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room on Oct. 18 at 12:00 pm. Her book Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother has won over a dozen awards including the Pulitzer Prize and was named a National Best Seller. Nazario has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business Magazine and a “trendsetter” by Hispanic Magazine. In 2012 Columbia Journalism Review named Nazario among “40 women who changed the media business in the past 40.”

In addition to the “Pláticas Sol de Aztlan Lecture Series,” the South Texas College libraries will show two films, “Cesar Chavez” and “Rebel: Loreta Velasquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War” throughout the month of September and October to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

For more information about these events and STC’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents or contact Esther Garcia at (956) 872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu.

Hispanic Heritage Month – Film Festival

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To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the STC Libraries will be screening movies including the acclaimed new feature film Cesar Chavez and the documentary Rebel: Secret Soldier of the American Civil War.

The films will be shown at the following campus libraries: Pecan, MidValley, Starr, and Tech. Check with your libraries for more information.

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

Cesar Chavez stars Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, and Michael Peña, and tells the story of the civil rights leader. It will be shown at:
• Starr campus library – Sept 15 at 12:00 pm
• MidValley library – Sept 16 at 11:30 am & 1:00 pm and Sept 17 at 1:00 pm
• Tech campus library – Sept 17 at 10:00 am
• Pecan library F-102 – Sept 17 at 1:00 pm

Rebel: Secret Soldier of the American Civil War While the U.S. military may have recently lifted the ban on women in combat, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, was fighting in battle 150 years ago; one of an estimated 1,000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the Civil War. It will be shown at:
• Tech campus library – Sept 17 at 1:00 pm
• Starr campus library – Oct 2 at 12:00 pm
• MidValley library – Oct 2 at 10:00 am
• Pecan library F-102 – Oct 9 at 1:00 pm
For a full listing of events:

https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/?p=5018

Preserving Historias Familiares – Sept 22-24 – Hispanic Heritage Month at STC

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We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

Historian and poet Teresa Palomo Acosta will visit South Texas College Sept. 22-24 as part of the college’s Hispanic Heritage celebration. She will present her lecture, “Preserving Historias Familiares: An Oral History Workshop.”

In every community there are people who have knowledge and skills to share — ways of knowing and doing that often passed down across generations. People in the community are primary sources of culture and history. Oral History interviews can bring to the study of local history and culture to life.  By documenting their memories and stories, we can learn about the living traditions — the foodways, celebrations, customs, music, occupations, and skills — that are part of daily experience.

  • Sept. 22 at 1pm at STC’s Starr Co. campus in Rio Grande City,
  • Sept 23 at 1pm at STC’s Pecan campus in McAllen, and conclude
  • Sept 24 at 1pm at STC’s Mid-Valley Campus Library in Weslaco.

Teresa Acosta is a seminal figure in collecting and uncovering oral histories and preserving the stories of Mexican-Americans across Texas.

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

For a full listing of events: https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/?p=5018

Voices of the Border: Poetry Event – Sept 30

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We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

On Sept. 30 at 6pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, Rio Grande Valley distinguished poets, Emmy Pérez, Lina Suarez, Erika Garza and Isaac Chavarria will read at STC Pecan Campus library’s poetry event, “Voices of the Border.” Emmy Pérez is the author of Solstice and a new poetry manuscript With the River on our Face. The event will be followed by pan dulce and a booksigning.

Chicana poet Emmy Pérez is the author of Solstice (Swan Scythe Press, 2011, 2nd edition) and a new poetry manuscript With the River on our Face. Currently, she is at work on a third book, I Am Joaquín’s Mom.

She is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas-Pan American, where she teaches creative writing and Mexican American Studies courses. She has also taught poetry and writing in adult and juvenile detention centers. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Southern California, Originally from Santa Ana, California, she has lived on the Tejas-Mexico border, since the new millennium.

Emmy Perez, Lina Suarez, Isaac Chavarria, and Erika Garza have been published in their own publications as well as the anthologies New Border Voices: An Anthology and Juventud: Growing up on the Border, Stories and Poems. Copies of both publications were co-edited by Erika Garza and will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

For a full listing of events:https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/?p=5018

Tim Z. Hernandez to visit STC – Oct 2

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South Texas College’s Center for Mexican American Studies and Library will have a special visit from author Tim Z. Hernandez on October 2nd, 2014 at 4pm in the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, which is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd in McAllen. There will also be a book signing immediately following the event. Admission to each event is free and open to the public.

Tim Z. Hernandez is an award winning author and performance artist.  He teaches at the University of Texas – El Paso and has been featured on NPR and other news outlets.

His novel Mañana Means Heaven is a love story of impossible odds. It tells the story of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouac’s “The Mexican Girl.” Set against the backdrop of California in the 1940s, deep in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, the book reveals the desperate circumstances that lead a woman to an affair with an aspiring young writer traveling across the United States.

“We are honored and fortunate to be able to host such a celebrated author as Tim Z. Hernandez at South Texas College,” says CMAS coordinator Victor Gomez.“His book is inspired by the Jack Kerouak story from On the Road however, it is also the sweeping story of sacrifice and love.”

For more information call 956-872-6485.

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