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Third Annual MAS Symposium April 28th at SJSU

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The Mexican American Studies at San Jose University will present their third annual symposium on April 28th.  The symposium will be followed by a book signing by Dr. Rudy Acuña, author of The Making of Chicana/o Studies

Speakers include:
Dr. Rudy Acuña, CSUN , Chicana and Chicano Studies Department
Dr. Rhonda Rios-Kravitz, Los Rios Community College
Dr. Horacio Roque-Ramirez, UCSB, Chicana and Chicano Studies Department

When: Saturday April 28th
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: SJSU Martin Luther King Jr. Library 225/229
Corner of San Fernando and 4th Street

Bravo! Bravo! For the Big Read Dinner and Panel

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

If you made it to the dinner/fundraiser and Big Read Panel at the San Leandro Public Library on Saturday March 24th, then you were treated to a wonderful night of dinner with friends, and an intelligent panel discussion.  A big round of thanks to the San Leandro Library staff and to BPLG member Armando Rivera for putting this all together.  The dinner was great, the company was enjoyable and the panel discussion with editor Jorge Hernández was enlightening.  We’re proud of our BPLG members who participated alongside Jorge, in the discussion of Sun, Stone and Shadows, a collection of some of the finest 20th century Mexican short stories.

Cheers to panel members (from left to right): Armando Rivera, Elizabeth Muñoz Rosas, editor Jorge Hernández, Marti Krow-Lucal and Ricardo Antoni.  Your discussion was eloquent, insightful and entertaining.  I’ve already put in my order for the book based on your discussion!

March 5th ¡Chicana Power! Book Signing – Martin Luther King Library, San José

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Join the crowd at San José State on March 5th for light refreshments, a book talk and cultura! Maylei Blackwell Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano/a Studies and Women’s Studies at UCLA will discuss her book ¡Chicana Power! : Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement in the Cultural Heritage Center on the 5th floor of the MLK Library on campus. This is the first book-length study of women’s involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.   If you were there at the time, and even if you weren’t, it will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about and discuss the struggles over gender and sexuality within the Chicano Movement.

When:  Lunes, March 5th, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where:  MLK Library Cultural Heritage Center, 5th Floor
150 East San Fernando Street San José, CA  95112
Info/Parking: 408-250-9245, Free or Paid Parking