Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Making the Grade: A Conversation with Julián, Joaquín, and Rosie Castro

Mon, February 19, 2018 | Prothro Theatre | Harry Ransom Center | The University of Texas at Austin

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Making the Grade: A Conversation with Julián, Joaquín, and Rosie Castro
Making the Grade: A Conversation with Julián, Joaquín, and Rosie Castro

**Tickets have SOLD OUT for this event, but we will be streaming it LIVE in Calhoun Hall Room 100 (CAL 100). There is no registration necessary for the live stream room. Seats are first come, first served.**

Click here to LIVE STREAM this event on February 19, 2018 from 6–8 p.m.

The Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin will sponsor a lively conversation about the importance of family support in Latina/o educational attainment and success with la familia Castro, whose accomplishments leave no doubt that ¡Si se puede! It can be done!

The event is free and open to the public with registration. Reception to follow.

Julián Castro was U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Obama administration from 2014-2017 and Mayor of San Antonio from 2009-2014. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and communications from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard University. He is currently teaching a course as the Dean’s Distinguished Fellow in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Since 2013, Joaquín Castro has served as the United States Representative for the 20th congressional district, which is centered in San Antonio. He sits upon the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Previously, he served in the Texas House of Representatives for state district 125 from 2003-2013, where he was vice-chair of the Higher Education Committee. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and communication from Stanford University, and a law degree from Harvard University.

María del Rosario “Rosie” Castro is a longtime Chicana activist icon from San Antonio. Raised by a single mother, she earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Our Lady of the College, and a master’s degree in environmental management from UTSA; in 2017, Our Lady of the Lake University conferred an honorary doctoral degree on her. Already active in political organizing during her college days, she ran for the San Antonio City Council in 1971 as a La Raza Unida candidate, the Chicano political party she helped found. She retired as interim Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Center for Academic Transitions at Palo Alto College, but has remained active in social justice activism in San Antonio.

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2E4mZmv

*Note that registering does not guarantee a spot for this event. Please arrive and be seated at least 10 minutes before the event start; empty seats will be released to others at that point.

Sponsored by: The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS), the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE), and the Educational Leadership and Policy Department of the College of Education

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