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U.S. Reps Castro, Raskin to join virtual conversation with OLLU, local community

U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro, D-TX, and Jamie Raskin, D-MD, will have a two-hour virtual conversation with the OLLU and San Antonio community on April 7 at 6 p.m. 

Facilitated by OLLU student leaders and hosted by the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR), the conversation will focus on what it’s like to serve in Congress. It will also cover the pressing issues our communities are facing and how people can stay engaged in the political process.

The event, “Our Voices, Our Future: A conversation with Representatives Joaquin Castro and Jaime Raskin,” will be held via WebEx: WebEx: https://bit.ly/2OQrhbP. Password: CMASR

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Congressmen Castro, Raskin to join virtual conversation with OLLU, local community

U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will join in a virtual conversation with the OLLU and San Antonio community on April 7 at 6 p.m.

The conversation, facilitated by OLLU student leaders and hosted by the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR), will focus on what it’s like to serve in Congress. It will also cover the pressing issues our communities are facing, and how people can stay engaged in the political process.

The two-hour event, “Our Voices, Our Future: A conversation with Representatives Joaquin Castro and Jaime Raskin,” will be held via WebEx: https://bit.ly/2OQrhbP. Password: CMASR

CMASR to present screening of animated film, ‘Chica y Rita’

The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research will present the final La Calle 24 Film Festival event on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. with a screening of the animated film, “Chico y Rita.”

The event will include a conversation about Afro-Latinidad and Afro-Caribbean music with Marc Perry, PhD, Associate Professor of African American Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Jessica Hajek, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music at Our Lady of the Lake University.

“Chico y Rita” is a musical love story with a jazzy soul set between Havana, Paris and New York City that enlivens Afro-Latinidad in a distinct moment in musical history. “Chico y Rita” is now open for viewing on the film festival website.

To register: 

https://ollusa.webex.com/ollusa/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0bb39add443e69c2d3e70fca9d7cd236

Watch the film: https://pragda.com/sfc-event/our-lady-of-the-lake-university/

Username: SFC@OurLadyoftheLakeUniversity

Password: CMASR2020

CMASR to mark International Women’s Day with two films

The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) will celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. with two films featuring Indigenous women in Latin America as part of the La Calle 24 Spring Film Festival programming.

Dr. Patricia Alvarez, anthropologist and ethnographic filmmaker from Brandeis University, will discuss the film, “Ixcanul, Volcán.” Set in Guatemala and steeped in Mayan folklore, the film is about a young Kaqchickel woman who plans to escape an arranged marriage. 

Dr. Alvarez also will discuss her award-winning ethnographic film, “Entretejido,” which is about the intersections between Indigenous weaving collectives and high fashion in Peru. The one-hour event is free and can be viewed on WebEx and Facebook Live.

To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indigenous-women-in-latin-american-cinema-tickets-143848465633

For more information, contact CMASR director Aimee Villarreal, PhD, at amvillarreal@ollusa.edu.

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