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It's our 50th anniversary! (Great timing, right?) Fifty years ago, inspired by the collective action of the Civil Rights Movement, students, faculty, and community members fought to create the Center for Mexican American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Many have labored since then to ensure the Center’s success, to create the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, and to build the Latino Research Institute. In marking this anniversary, we celebrate the multi-generational work of those who have fought to build Latino Studies and Ethnic Studies locally and beyond. 

In order to share the many stories that make up our fifty-year history both on campus and in the community, we plan to debut a digital exhibit in October 2020. We are also in the midst of planning a community conference, scheduled for April 2021. See the Movidas link below for more info. 

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