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Tejas Foco Highlight: Mexican American Women of the Twenty First Century:

by Tony Diaz on 02/22/15

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Conference

Lone Star College-North Harris

Feb. 26-28, 2015



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Mexican American Women of the Twenty First Century: A Roundtable Analysis of how the role of the Mexican American women was developed and her evolution into the twenty first century, and how she will be or has been affected to the ongoing borderland violence.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015: Session V: 9:00 am – 10:15 am. Room: CMED 205

Violence along the border and United States has caused attention around the world since officials have declared war against drugs. 

Our goal is to expose and gain a fresh perspective on the controversial role of women in not only Mexican American Society, but as well as the borderland societies and how the surrounding world constantly reshapes them due to their interactions and attitudes. Valerie will lead the canalization of the role of Mexican American women, from a historical and sociological aspect. Valerie's research will begin with Pre-conquest study of the home and family of Spain and Pre-Columbian Mexico and end in mid 20 century Mexico and United States Borderland areas. Diana will lead the analyze of multimedia coverage on border violence due to Mexico's declaration of "war against drugs." Also, we will see how this violence is currently affecting women along the border. Cynthia, will lead the discussion on the role of Mexican American woman from the perspective of another Mexican American women's point of view. The Data gathered will derive from a series of analytical observations focusing on relations among Mexican American women within their household environment.

            Presenter(s): Valerie Cerda, Cynthia Solis. Diana Valencia

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Can you name 5 Latino PhD's?

by Tony Diaz on 02/22/15

After you experience the 2015 NACCS Tejas Foco conference, you won't just be able to name more than 5 Latino PhD's, you will meet them and know their work.

Among the 100's of authors, scholars, professors, writers, activists, students, and community members who will convene with us, we are happy to count the following PhD's (Our disculpas to the many more who we were not able to include in this short post):

Dr. Norma A. Guzmán, PhD, Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Houston

Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, Arte Público Press

Dr. Grisel Cano, Houston Community College

Dr. Adriana Tamez, Houston Community College Board of Trustees

Bonus brilliance:

After you experience the 2015 NACCS Tejas Foco, you will know the difference between Chicana, Tejano, Texican, Latin@ and/or Hispanic PhD's, if any.

Volunteer for the Tejas Foco

by Tony Diaz on 02/19/15

Tejas Foco Volunteer Link



We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Tejas Foco Conference Volunteer Sign Up!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Additional info: Click here for for into on the registration process.

Each school attending should appoint one representative and 2 volunteers.

Reps should contact Danny Meza VP of LASO Lone Star College-North Harris. danieljmeza17@gmail.com

All students, including reps and volunteers, including college and high schools should attend the largest MAS student contingent in years:

Saturday, February 28, 2015 Noon - 1:45 for "MAS Unidos" in ACAD 126.

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Tejas Foco Highlight: TX A&M Student Panel: Finding Our Roots Deep in the Heart of Texas

by Tony Diaz on 02/15/15

Tejas Foco Highlight:

Student Panel:

Finding Our Roots Deep in the Heart of Texas

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Conference

Lone Star College-North Harris

Feb. 26-28, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

CMED 202/204

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As a state institution Texas A&M University strives to foster an environment that ensures that all students receive a superior education that focuses on the tools necessary to compete in a globalized work environment. One of those initiatives that the University is embarking on is the creation of a Latino Mexican American Studies (LMAS) minor on campus. But, the idea did not come from the university, or the Board of Regents. Rather, the idea and implementation of the minor was a grassroots movement by a group of Texas A&M University students.

The students would like to explain the need for the minor at Texas A&M, the process of getting the minor approved and implementing the minor, as well as the adversities that had to be overcome in order to achieve their goal. Additionally, the students would like to highlight why it is important that universities across the United States, Texas especially, have programs such as LMAS.

Presenters: Isaac Chavez, Nery Guerrero, Angelica Ruvalcaba, Alma Patino, Joe Rodriguez, Alfredo Garcia, Jasmine Hemenez, Erica Medina, Ana Cardona, Adam Brennan, Benny Miranda, Jonathan

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Registration Process for the 2015 NACCS Tejas Foco

by Tony Diaz on 02/14/15

Panel information, campus map, and hotel information:
Panel information:
Click on register now.
The schedule over view is at the bottom of the page.
To get the list of all the panels, their times, and a description, enter your name and email.

Proceed and you will see all the panels and descriptions as you continue through the registration process.
Campus map:
Lone Star College-North Harris
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, Texas 77073
Hotel info:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston 1960
415 FM 1960 Rd E, Houston, TX-77073
(281) 784-1112
Special rate for the Tejas Foco:
$89 a night for 2 queen beds.