(HARLINGEN) – The Education and Humanities Division at Texas State Technical College received a $3,000 Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, which will be used to promote Mexican-American culture during the first week of April (4-7) with a series of events that are open to students, faculty, staff and the public.
TSTC was one of 203 grant recipients from across the country and the only institution of higher learning in South Texas to get the award. TSTC will host a public film screening from the Latino American series, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions and performances that promote Latino history and culture.
“Latino Americans are the country’s largest minority group, with more than 50 million people, and still many people are unaware of their rich and varied history and culture,” said Sociology and Psychology professor Dr. Richard Kirk. “The awarding of this grant provides TSTC the opportunity to explore this topic in our community.”
For more information on the Latino American screening or accompanying events, call Monica Villarreal at 364-4967 or Richard Kirk at 364-4758.
Calendar of Events:
Documentary Screening: The Chicano Collection La Colleccion Chicana by Melissa Richardson Banks 10:10 a.m. – 11:05 p.m. Learning Resource Center Orientation Room
Guest Speaker Lecture on Chicano Civil Rights Music 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Learning Resource Center Orientation Room
Artist’s Forum – Chicano Themes in Writing/Art/Music 9:35 – 11 a.m. Learning Resource Center Orientation Room
Exclusive Screening of Latino Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Representative Irma Rangel Science and Technology Building (W-135)
Wednesday: (Evening Movie is for TSTC students, staff & faculty only)
Manuel Medrano Presentation on Americo Paredes (Two Presentations) 9:05 – 10 a.m. &
10:10 – 11:05 a.m. Representative Irma Rangel Science and Technology Building (W-135A)
Insight Poetry Reading 12 – 1 p.m. Learning Resource Center Orientation Room
Evening Movie: Cesar Chavez 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learning Resource Center Orientation Room
TSTC Talks – Students/Faculty presentations on Chicano Influences Learning Resource Center Orientation Room
8 – 9:25 a.m. Digital Stories on Religion and Culture
9:35 – 11 a.m. Chicano Leaders
11:10 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Stencil Workshop