|Attendees at the annual NACCS Conference will learn about the heritage and customs of the Mexican American community.|
As society and community viewpoints change and differ, it is important that all have an opportunity to express ideas in a healthy format.
One of the goals at Lone Star College-Kingwood is to allow students a chance to discuss sensitive issues that will lead to a better tomorrow. One of those ways is through hosting the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Tejas Foco Conference. Students, employees and the public are invited to attend this event Feb. 18-20 in the college’s Student Conference Center (SCC).
“The purpose of the conference is to bring faculty, students, independent scholars and attendees, from across the country, to meet and discuss current issues affecting the Chicano community in and outside academia,” said Dr. Cassandra Rincones, associate history professor at LSC-Kingwood.
Approximately 150-200 people interested in Chicano/Chicana education will discuss current issues such as the attack on Mexican American studies across the region, student involvement in Mexican American studies programs and the latest historiography in Mexican American studies. In addition to keynote speakers, Lone Star College (LSC) students will present at the conference, perform and participate in a student plenary.
|LSC-Kingwood invites students, employees and community to the NACCS Tejas Foco Conference Feb. 18-20 in the Student Conference Center.|
“We hope to provide a venue for scholars and students of Mexican American studies to discuss current issues and foster a better understanding of Chicano studies in higher education,” Rincones said.
The conference fee is $40 for presenters, $35 for attendees and $30 for non-LSC students. LSC students are free. For more information, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/naccs-tejas.htm or email Cassandra.Rincones@LoneStar.edu.
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