Monthly Archives: February 2010

Volunteering Opportunity at Univision Radio

La Que Buena 104.3 & La Jefa 107.7 are sponsoring the Promesa y Esperanza Radiothon on February 4th and 5th, and volunteers are needed. The radiothon will benefit children suffering from cancer and other terminal diseases who receive treatment at no cost from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
WHAT: St. Jude/Univision Promesa y Esperanza Radiothon
We are seeking bilingual volunteers to help answer pledge phones.
Volunteers must be able to speak in both English & Spanish.
WHEN: Thursday, March 4th and Friday, March 5th from 6:00 am–7:00 pm
WHERE: Univision Radio
10801 N. Mopac Expwy #2-250
Austin, TX 78759
CONTACT: Nichole Aldape at 800-933-0611 or
By being a part of this event you will be helping children suffering from cancer, give back to your community, gain service hours, receive an exclusive event t-shirt. Food will be provided for all volunteers throughout the day.
For more information about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital visit our website <> or <>

Thank you, in advance, for supporting St. Jude!

Feb. 23: Association of Latinos in Communications Fundraiser

The Association of Latinos in Communications, a brand new organization within the College of Communication would like to invite you to our first fundraiser. This Tuesday, February 23 we will be hosting a food benefit at the Burrito Factory in Dobie Food Court from 4-8pm. Please come show your support and make sure to tell your server you’re there supporting ALiC so we can get our portion of the profits.

Thanks for your support!

Crystal Figueroa
Executive Officer | Association of Latinos in Communication

Feb. 18-20: Abriendo Brecha Activist Scholarship Conference

Abriendo Brecha VII
Seventh Annual Activist Scholarship Conference at the University of Texas at Austin
FEBRUARY 18-20 (9:30AM – 5:00PM)
The Texas Union (main campus of UT Austin)

Abriendo Brecha is an annual conference at the University of Texas at Austin dedicated to activist scholarship; i.e. research and creative intellectual work in alignment with communities, organizations, movements and networks working for social justice. Abriendo Brecha VII calls for a renewed discussion on the meanings and practices of activist scholarship, particularly as it relates to the challenges of the present moment. Some themes for this year’s conference include: Race and Inequality throughout the Americas; Environmental Justice Movements; and The Global Economic Crisis. This year’s conference will consist of a mixed format that includes panels, workshops, poster presentations, performances and film. Featured speakers and artists include:

+ Iris Morales—Activist, filmmaker and former leading member of the Young Lord’s Party. (Keynote) Thursday, 5pm, Santa Rita Room

+ Omi Osun Olomo/Joni Jones—Director, John. L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. (Keynote). Friday, 12pm, Santa Rita Room

+ Javier Auyero—Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology, University of Texas at Austin. Friday, 2pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Alejandro Cerda—sociologist at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de México, Unidad Xochimilco; expert on autonomy in Zapatista municipailites in Chiapas. Saturday, 4pm, Chicano Culture Room

+ Eli Efi— former front man and founder of the politically charged Brazilian rap group DMN. Friday, 5pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Hilda Kurtz—Associate Professor of Geography, University of Georgia. Friday, 2pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Loira Limbal (aka DJ Laylo)—Hiphop artist, co-producer of award winning documentary “Estilo Hip Hop.” Friday, 5pm, Texas Union Theater

+ Adrienne Pine—Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American University, and author of Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras. Saturday, 4pm, Chicano Culture Room

+ Max Rameau—Community organizer, writer and leader of Miami’s Take Back the Land. Saturday, 4pm, Chicano Culture Room

+ Alvaro Reyes—post-doctoral fellow, Department of Geography, Duke University. Friday, 4pm, Chicano Cultures Room

+ Julie Sze— Associate Professor of American Studies, founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment. Friday, 2pm, Texas Union Theater.

For full conference program visit:

Sponsored by: Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) Community Engagement Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Cosponsors: Center for Asian American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts, John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies, Mexican Center, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

Feb. 4: Novelist Salvador Plascencia reads from and discusses his work

Salvador Plascencia is the acclaimed author of “The People of Paper,” a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book and San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year.
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Carothers Dormitory (CRD), Joynes Reading Room, 007
Admission: Free

Feb. 4-6: Student Conference on Latin America held on campus

XXX Annual ILASSA Student Conference
February 4–6, 2010
The University of Texas at Austin
Thompson Conference Center
Free and open to the public

The Student Conference on Latin America, organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, is an interdisciplinary forum for students involved in Latin American research topics. The conference provides students with the opportunity to present research activities, develop presentational skills, exchange ideas and information, and meet other scholars from around the world. The conference, now in its 30th year, is the oldest and largest student conference in the field of Latin American Studies.
View more information and download the program of events: