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Spring 2009

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The UTSA Mexico Center
Brown Bag Speakers Series


James P. Ordner

Schools for Chiapas:
Hope as a Tactic Within Social Justice Movements

Thursday, March 26, 2009
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus
Monterrey Building 2.260

His interest in the central role of hope within social movements, such as the civil Rights Movement, has greatly influenced him to further analyze the Zapatista Movement. Through his ethnographic research in Chiapas, he will illustrate how hope operates in the Zapatista movement's ideology.



Immigration and Citizenship

The University of Texas at San Antonio invites you to an Immigration Open Forum on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 to join community leaders and immigration advocates for a day-long strategy session on comprehensive immigration reform.


As the Obama Administration prepares to take up comprehensive immigration reform, the UTSA Mexico Center is bringing together community and immigration leaders to discuss what needs to be included in the effort and what actions this group can take to effectively move forward an immigration agenda.


Please, review Invitation Letter .

The goals for the day are four-fold. You will:


•  Engage in stimulating conversations and/or presentations with other leaders about what needs to be included in a comprehensive immigration reform

•  Strategize action steps to put these ideas into actions

•  Capture the essence of these small group sessions -in writing- for all to share

•  Network and connect with individuals who are committed to carrying out these immigration strategies




08:30 am - Registration & Continental Breakfast

09:00 am - Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Harriett Romo, Director of the UTSA Mexico Center


09:15 am - Explanation of the Open Space Process & Instructions on How to Proceed by Juan Sepúlveda, President of The Common Enterprise

10:00 am - Open Space Process - Break-up Groups

12:00 pm - Lunch


03:30 pm - De-briefing & Summarizing of Main Ideas


04:00 pm - Closing Remarks



For more information on the Immigration and Citizenship Forum & the Open Space Process, please contact Juan Sepúlveda by phone at 210.866.0200 or by e-mail at or Dr. Harriett Romo at 210.458.2849 or by e-mail at .



RSVP to Olivia Lopez, Program Coordinator with the UTSA Mexico Center by phone at 210.458.2923 or by e-mail at .



UTSA Downtown Campus
Durango Building, Southwest Room (DB 1.124)
501 W. Durango Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207


Free parking available at UTSA Lot D3 underneath IH-35 (entrance at the corner of El Paso and Pecos-La Trinidad). Download MAP (PDF) This event is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services. All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested two weeks in advance.






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