Oct. 9, 2019 — The UTSA Dreamers Resource Center will present a special screening of the Texas-based documentary film The River and the Wall, followed by a panel discussion, Thursday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union’s Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02) on the Main Campus.
The film follows five friends as they travel 1,200 miles on horses, mountain bikes and canoes along the Texas border from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico while they document the impact of the border wall on the environment, wildlife and local communities.
The panel discussion immediately following features special guests U.S. Congressman Will Hurd, film director Ben Masters and film producer Hillary Pierce, along with Jill Fleuriet, associate dean of the Honors College. The panel will be moderated by John Phillip Santos, the University Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Cultural Studies.
“This event provides the UTSA community a unique opportunity to engage in critical conversations about the ecological, economical and humanitarian implications of having a wall along our Texas-Mexico border,” said Courtney Balderas, assistant director of the Dreamers Resource Center. “It is a conversation that crosses disciplines and has the ability to bring people together.”
Part of the UTSA Social Justice Film Series in coordination with the Dreamer Center, the event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in the Ximenes Avenue Garage.
Learn more about UTSA’s Dreamer Resource Center.
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The Roadrunner community and nearby residents are highly encouraged to cast their votes at UTSA, a designated early voting site for the March 3 Texas presidential primary election.H-E-B Student Union, Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in health care, you won’t want to miss UTSA’s 14th annual Health Professions Day. Meet with representatives of health professions programs at schools such as Texas Tech University Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch, University North Texas Health Science Center, University of the Incarnate Word, and many more. Free and open to UTSA students, local area college and high school students, and community members.Student Union, Retama Galleria (SU First Floor Corridor), Main Campus
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Why just leap when you can dash? The Alumni Association’s 36th annual Diploma Dash 5K and City Championship is a great opportunity to run or walk for a great cause: scholarships for UTSA students.Main Campus
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UTSA’s first Wellbeing Fair is a part of the President’s Initiative of Enriching Campus Wellbeing. UTSA is committed to the well-being of each member of the campus community and recognizes that numerous factors contribute to overall wellness: physical and mental health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, stress management and self-care, social behaviors and more. The fair will give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in well-being activities, obtain well-being information and learn about available services. Participants will become more competent in making healthy decisions to take a more proactive approach in their own well-being.Paseo Principal, Student Union, Main Campus
Students are encouraged to attend to obtain important information about Spring Commencement and life after UTSA. Graduating students can order their cap and gown and other items, win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. Participants should take a UTSA student ID for entry.Durango Building, El Mercado Room (DB 1.208), Downtown Campus
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