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5th Annual Statewide [Virtual] Summit on Mexican American Studies for Texas

Now is the Time for MAS!

About this Event

Registration is open with EventBrite!!!

When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:45am – 1:00pm

Location: Zoom (You will get the links for the sessions when you register.)

Event Theme: Now Is The Time For MAS!

This one-day event is to open educators and community members who are interested in implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas schools or expanding course offerings. Mexican American History, Fine Arts, and Literature courses are currently being offered in high schools and some middle schools across the state. This year’s virtual summit will discuss the future of Mexican American Studies and Ethnic Studies in Texas, and give teachers, administrators, board members and interested people, information and resources to help them implement MAS in their classroom, schools and community.

Texas teachers will receive up to 4 hours of Continuing Professional Education for participating in this Summit.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

8:45-9:00 am

Event Blessing with Juan Mancias

Opening Remarks by Dr. Christopher Carmona and Dr. Emilo Zamora

9:00-10:00 am:

Plenary Session Moderated by Dr. Angela Valenzuela and featuring:

U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro

U.S. Representative Sylvia Garcia

State Representative Mary E. González

State Representative Rafael Anchia

State Representative Christina Morales

10:00 am-12:00 pm: CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1. Political

2. Elementary

3. Middle School

4. High School

a. Social Studies

b. Literature

c. Fine Arts

5. Higher Education

12:00-1:00 pm: Closing Plenary/Reports from Breakout Sessions

For more information on the Statewide Summit on MAS please contact Dr. Christopher Carmona at christopher.carmona@utrgv.edu or 956-854-1717.