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100 Banned Books for Texas & #MayaVsAZ

by Tony Diaz - El Librotraficante www.tonydiaz.net on 01/04/15

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Community Out Reach in Collaboration with

Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say &

Librotraficante.

 

The 2015 NACCS Tejas Foco: Putting More Community in Community College and Beyond takes place February 26-29, 2015 at Lone Star College-North Harris, in Houston, Texas.

 

The Tejas Foco Committee will increase family and community engagement, which will lead to more Latino youth enrolling and completing college, by adding the following initiatives to its annual conference:

 

1.)  Donations to help the TUSD Students overturn #AZHB2281

 

2.)  Donations to help students from Mission, Texas get to the Tejas Foco

 

3.)  Book Drives: The Chicano 100-Donate 100 banned books to Under Ground Libraries

 

1.) The Librotraficantes have raised $2,450.00 to donate to the cause.

Maya Arce, a Chicana high school student, takes Arizona to court on January 12, 2015, to overturn the law used to prohibit Mexican American Studies in Tucson. We hope to help raise $3,000. We invite members attending the NACCS Tejas Foco to pitch in in to show Tejano love. You can donate directly to travel costs by clicking here: MAS Trial.

Put Tejas Foco or Librotraficante in the note, just for us to keep track of the pledge goal.

If you are in San Francisco, help swarm the court room, January 12, 8:00 am – 5 PM,

THE JAMES R. BROWNING COURTHOUSE
95 7TH STREET,
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

There is also a Ethnic Studies Solidarity Event: Summit and Teach-In Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Mission High School in San Franciso, CA.

 

Here is a link to an essay with more info:

“The HOUSE ON MANGO STREET goes to court: #MayaVsAZ

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tonydiaz/the-house-on-mango-street-goes-to-trial_b_6391022.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

2.) Mission Mission, Texas. Donate to help the high school students who are part of the first Mexican American Studies Dual Credit program in attend the and present at the 2015 NACCS Tejas Foco. They will provide their testiminios on how MAS has shaped their lives. Also, their teacher will give a workshop on the step by step process of implementing MAS as a dual credit course in high school. That is one of many ways to implement MAS at the high school level, but this is a very effective approach that not enough schools know about.

 

3.) Book Drives: The Chicano 100-Donate 100 banned books to Under Ground Libraries

 

 

We are taking donations to present 4 Librotraficante Under Ground Libraries with class room sets of 25 copies books by and about Mexican American history, literature, and culture which were banned in Arizona.

 

 

a. ) 25 copies of CHICANO Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement by Arturo Rosales for the Librotraficante Under Ground Library in Houston, Texas at MECA-Houston, Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts.

 

b. ) 25 copies of CHICANO Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement by Arturo Rosales for the Librotraficante Under Ground Library in Baytown, Texas at the Promise Center.

 

c. ) 25 copies of CHICANO Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement by Arturo Rosales for the Librotraficante Under Ground Library in San Antonio, Texas at the South West Workers Union (SWU).

 

d.) 25 copies of CHICANO Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement by Arturo Rosales for the Librotraficante Under Ground Library in Dallas, Texas at Cliffton Arts Center.

 

Bonus Banned Books:

 

We also want the Tejas Foco to help us achieve stocking one of the UG Libraries with the most feared of books: Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo Acuña.

 

Of course, this is the most expensive of the books banned in Arizona, and also one of the most vilified. So we need Tejanos to help us get a classroom set to the Librotraficante Under Ground Library in Phoenix, Arizona at Puente.

 

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