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2007 Diversity Events
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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Women’s Faculty Network Fall LuncheonWomen’s Faculty Network Fall Luncheon November 15
The fall luncheon features Dr. Patricia Hyer presenting “A Tempered Radical’s Perspective on Creating Change for Women Faculty.” The talk will be held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Texas A&M University. Venue: MSC 292. For detailed information, please visit
A Modern Wave: Insight into U.S. Immigration
Aggie International Ambassadors will host a forum on the historical, social, and national security impact of immigration. This forum is planned for 8:30pm in MSC 201.
A CommUNITY Conversation
“The Impact of Domestic Immigration” A discussion about the nature of immigration in the United States, specifically in Texas, and the humanistic view point will be held with the participation of Dr. Marisa Suhm. Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Venue: Rudder 501. This event is sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Services.
“Silent Witness" Display
A “Silent Witness” display of 17 figures created to represent the college-aged individuals who have been killed by domestic violence in both the Brazos Valley and the State of Texas will be located in the MSC through the month of October. Each of the life-sized, wooden figures bears the name of a victim and a summary of their death. The Silent Witness National Initiative started in 1990, when a group of women artists and writers, upset about the growing number of women being murdered by their partners or acquaintances, decided to take action. The women decided to create free-standing, life-sized red wooden figures, each one bearing the name of a woman who once lived, worked, had neighbors, friends, family, children and whose life ended violently.
Conversations with Filmmaker Luis Valdez
Conversations will be held with playwright, writer and film director Luis Valdez. Founder of El Teatro Campesino, writer of Zoot Suit, La Bamba, and Mummufied Deer among other works, Valdez is committed to the advancement of the Chicano culture. Time: 8pm-11pm. Venue: MSC 201. This event is sponsored by MSC CAMAC, The Office of The Dean of Faculties, Hispanic Studies, Creative Writing, Performance Studies, and MALFA.
Student Organizations Volunteer Supports Third Annual Buddy Walk
Several Texas A&M University student organizations have partnered with the Down Syndrome Support Group of Bryan-College Station for the Third Annual Buddy Walk, a national event designed to increase awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk will take place at noon on Sunday at College Station Central Park. Free shuttle service will be provided from post oak mall to central park. At least 65 members of Project Sunshine, a Texas A&M student organization that provides free services and hosts activities for children with special needs, have volunteered to attend the Buddy Walk to assist with everything from setup to registrations, and also to walk with kids who have Down syndrome. For more information, please visit -
Isang Mahal – One Love Talent Show
Isang Mahal is a talent show competition, which features various acts from A&M and from several Filipino-American communities across Texas. This talent show is a celebration of Filipino-American history of the past, present, and future. Isang Mahal (translated to “One Love”) is held during October, which is officially named Filipino-American History Month by the Filipino American National Historical Society. To promote the idea of “One Love,” we invite all talented artists of any culture to compete in dance, music, poetry, or any form of the performing arts. Isang Mahal is not limited to the Filipino culture, but to any variety of talent to promote unity among all cultural groups.
Time 7:00 PM. Venue: Bryan Civic Auditorium.
In the past, we have had several acts such as the Aggie Wranglers, Ballet Folklorico Celestial, Foreign Affairs, Delta Xi Nu, Puerto Rican Student Association, Percussion Studio, UTSA's FSA, and several others have performed in Isang Mahal.
Reception for New Women Faculty
Come greet new women faculty members from across campus. Plan to escort new colleagues from your department and college. Light refreshments will be provided.
A CommUNITY Conversation
“The Black Millennial” – A discussion on Black Millenials will be held with the participation of Dr. Fred Bonner, Associate Professor of Educational Administration of Texas A&M University. Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Venue: Ruder 501. This event is sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Services.
Lecture on Laws and Legal Notions in Sixteenth-Century Mexico
Professor Osvaldo Pardo, Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Connecticut, will give a lecture on the role played by Spanish missionaries in the transmission of laws and legal notions in sixteenth-century Mexico in the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. As a documentary scholar, Pardo draws heavily upon doctrinal and theological literature printed in colonial Mexico before 1600. Until recently, these sources have been neglected by historians of the colonial Mexican period. These sources not only serve as the basis for Pardo's study of contact history but also reflect a growing strength in the
Colonial Mexican Imprint Collection
at the Cushing Library. Time: 4:00 pm. Venue: Cushing Memorial Library.
Silent Witness and Clothesline Display
October 2 – 6
In 2002, more than 100 women were murdered in Texas as a result of domestic violence. Of the 117 cases, one reported case happened in the Bryan-College Station area and over fifteen were within 50 miles of Brazos County. In the spring of 2004, 17 Silent Witness figures were created to represent the college-aged individuals who have been killed by domestic violence in both the Brazos Valley and the State of Texas. Each of the life-sized, wooden figures bears the name of a victim and a summary of their death will be on display in the MSC, Texas A&M University.
First Friday Lecture Series
“See How We Are: Representations of Race/Ethnicity and the Politics of Difference,” presented by Dr. Joseph O. Jewell, Associate Professor of Sociology and Interim Director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute at Texas A&M University.
The lecture will be held Friday, October 5, 2007, in Room 110 of the Koldus Building. Lunch will be provided to registrants at 11:45 a.m., and the lecture will begin at noon. Jewell received his bachelor’s from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. He received both his master’s and doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1994 and 1998, respectively, before joining the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M in 1999. His recent research projects examined historical intersections of race and class in social and moral reform movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jewell examined how groups in this period mobilized class cultures both in defense of, and in opposition to, racial hierarchy.
Oscar Micheaux and His Circle
Oscar Micheaux and His Circle will be presenting “The Birth of an African American Movie Culture.” The presentation will be held at 7:00pm in room 410 of the EDMS Building.
Africana Film Series
Oscar Michaeaux will be presenting “An African American Film Pioneer. Films: "Within Our Gates and The Symbol of the Unconquered.” The presentation will be held in the Annex Library, 417C Educational Media Services at 6:00 PM.
Domestic Violence Candle Light Vigil
Time: 7:00pm Venue: Purposely Unannounced
“The Female Grotesque in American Film”
Lunch Lecture by Dr. Anne Morey, English/Film Studies - "The Female Grotesque in American Film" Time: 12:30-1:30 PM. Venue: Glasscock Center Library, Glasscock Building Room 311
Black Student Alliance Power Lunch
The BSA Power Lunch is a monthly event launched in April 2007, providing a gathering venue for black students and those supporting the efforts of black Aggies to build community. The event is meant to create an informal environment for students, faculty, staff and administrators to network and discuss topics relevant to the black student body," Driver said. The Black Student Alliance is the general student body of the Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC). Driver said, "The BSAC is an executive council with a purpose to unify the black community at Texas A&M University, while make the University more aware of the needs of black Aggies.
2007 Texas A&M Hispanic Summit
September 13 - 14
The TAMHN Hispanic Summit Promoting Hispanic Enrollment: A Tipping Point to Vision 2020 will be kicked-off at Clayton Williams Alumni Center at 6:00 PM. Featured speakers include Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView; Dr. Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education; and Ronaldo Santos, Senior Vice President, International Relations, CNN.
Women’s Faculty Network Brown Bag Discussion
September 11 - 12
“The TAMU Climate Survey” – Dr. Karan Watson shares details and seeks comments on the TAMU Climate study. Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Venue: Glasscock Center, Library, Room 311.
A CommUNITY Conversation
“Growing up Latina” is a discussion on growing up as a Latin Woman in the United States. The discussion will take place at Rudder 501 and will start at 11am. This event is sponsored by the Department of Multicultural Services.
Shobana and Her Troupe
"Shobana and her troupe" is a colorful evening of classical and fusion dance and music with the famous Bharatanatyam dancer and actress. Enjoy the evening as classical Bharatanatyam transforms itself into fusion ballet performed to western, Caribbean, flamenco, and Indian music.
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