Events

September 2014

 

Foro Urgente: Understanding the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border

Date: September 4, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

The event on the border crisis will begin with a panel on “Understanding the Causes and the Consequences of the Crisis” moderated by NPR reporter John Burnett. Panelists include: Padre Ismael Moreno, Director, Radio Progreso and E.R.I.C, (Team for Reflection, Research and Communication); Alfonso Gonzales, Assistant Professor, LLILAS/CMAS; and Denise Gilman, Co-Director, Immigration Clinic, UT School of Law; Jerry Patterson, Texas Land Commissioner; and Marlene Guerrero Chávez, Human Rights Coalition of South Texas.

The 5 pm panel will be followed by a 7 pm discussion on community responses, which will feature local organizations working on the issue.

More information online, or contact Paloma Diaz, p.diaz@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 232-2415. The event is co-sponsored by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS).

Location: Texas Union Building, Santa Rita Suite (UNB 3.502), University of Texas campus

5604 Manor Community Garden Fall Planting Party

Date: September 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am  to  12:00 pm

The 5604 Manor Community Garden is having its annual Fall Planting Party — a fun filled morning of preparing the soil, planting fall veggies, herbs and native plants, and community building. All are welcome to share in a free and delicious lunch around 11:30 am. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. Facebook event listing is here. Email 5604manorcg@gmail.com with questions.
Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Rd., Austin 78723

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Readings of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Date: September 15, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be doing three readings from her new book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which challenges the way in which the centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regime has largely been omitted from history. The book offers a story of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire for centuries.

Dunbar-Ortiz, who grew up in rural Oklahoma as the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother, has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades. She taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at California State University, Hayward, and helped found the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. Dunbar-Ortiz is also the author of The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America, Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War.

Location: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, 78703

 

 

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Readings of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Date: September 16, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm  to  5:30 pm

Historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be doing three readings from her new book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which challenges the way in which the centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regime has largely been omitted from history. The book offers a story of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire for centuries.

Dunbar-Ortiz, who grew up in rural Oklahoma as the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother, has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades. She taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at California State University, Hayward, and helped found the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. Dunbar-Ortiz is also the author of The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America, Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War.

3:30-5:30 pm

Sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Department and co-sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies at University of Texas.

Location: University of Texas, Liberal Arts Building (CLA 3.102B, Julius Glickman Conference Center)

7:30 pm

Location: Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 E. César Chávez, Unit C-1, Austin

El Salvador Sister Cities Speaking Tour

Date: October 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Catie Johnson, a U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities representative in El Salvador, and Edith Portillo, who works as the Coordinator of the Women’s Programs for the Association for the Development of El Salvador, will discuss significant developments in El Salvador, such as electoral transparency, youth work, violence and gangs, and improved medical services to women and people in rural areas.

For more information contact: Jennifer Long, jlong@casamarianella.org.

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin 78723