Tuesday, August 04, 2015

UTSA students can apply for program exploring Civil Rights Movement

civil rights advocates

Clockwise from top left are civil rights advocates W.E.B. DuBois, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

Share this Story

(Sept. 12, 2011) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center are excited to present the students of UTSA with the opportunity to participate in :The Movement: An Exploration of Civil Rights." The program running Jan. 10-14, 2012, will take UTSA students on a trip outside Texas where they will become immersed in the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

Students will visit historical markers such as the Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the National Civil Rights Museum. The trip will end with students participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. March back in San Antonio. This is a spectacular opportunity to see firsthand how the historical movement continues to shape our future.

Accompanying the visits to the historically recognized sites and nationally known museums is a curriculum created to promote awareness of social justice issues. Students will learn through documentaries, reflection papers, group discussions and presentations from guest speakers and activists.

"The Movement" program will run Jan. 10-14 with a return to San Antonio for the MLK March on Jan. 16. The trip will take students from New Orleans, La. to Birmingham, Ala., and then to Memphis, Tenn. Only 40 UTSA students will be selected to attend.

Download an application at the Student Leadership Center or ICE Center websites or stop by their offices. Applications can be submitted at either of the offices. The application deadline is Sept. 29.

Students selected to participate will be responsible for a nonrefundable fee of $150; the fee must be paid in cash or by check, but can be made in three payments with the last payment due Dec. 7. A payment schedule will be set upon acceptance.

For more information on The Movement, contact the Student Leadership Center, University Center Room 1.002, Main Campus, at 210-458-7967, or visit the Student Leadership Center website. Contact the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, University Center Room 2.01.04, Main Campus, at 210-458-4770, or visit the ICE Center website.

 

 

Did You Know?

For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

Read More »
Events
Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


Other Calendars
» UTSA Events | » Academic | » Institute of Texan Cultures

Submit an Event


Meet a Roadrunner

Ernest Bromley '78, '80 one of UTSA's first students, takes on the world

Shrugging off retirement, the Bromley founder plans to earn a PhD and complete a 375-mile race

UTSA's Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA's Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA's Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

Connect with UTSA News

       


Related Links

Back to Top