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MAS Texas  Victory in Texas! This is the era of the Texas Plan.
"The only thing better than smuggling books because they've been banned is giving books awards because they've been lauded."
--Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, 2015 Tejas Foco Conference Chair

WHO: 2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Conference Feb. 26-28,

WHAT: AWARDS CEREMONY 

WHEN: Friday, February 27, Noon - 2 pm. 

WHERE: Lone Star College-North Harris
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, Texas 77073
Campus map: http://www.lonestar.edu/maps-nharris.htm

Link to schedules and more info: www.TejasFoco2015.org


2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Young Adult Fiction Award: 
Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, Pig Park (Cinco Puntos Press)

Honorable Mention: 
Isabel Quintero, Gabi: A Girl in Pieces (Cinco Puntos Press)

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Fiction Award:
Denise Chavez
The King and Queen of Comezon (University of Oklahoma Press)

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Poetry Award:
Dr. Ben Olguin, Red Leather Gloves

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Non- Fiction:
Benjamin Marquez, Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, 
and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Dissertation Award:
Dr. Jennifer C. Guillén, Texas A&M University,
 Racial and Ethnic Identities among Mexican-White Couples in Texas

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Gus Garcia Award: 
Ruben Cortez, Texas State Board of Education

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Premio Estrella de Aztlán Awards
Rosa Maria Gonzalez

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Premio Estrella de Aztlán Awards
Thomas Kreneck

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Premio Estrella de Aztlán Awards
Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, Founder and Director, Arte Público Press

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Letras de Aztlán Community Awards
Macario Ramirez, Proprietor of Casa Ramirez

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Letras de Aztlán Community Awards
Alice Valdez, Founder and Director of MECA

2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Letras de Aztlán Community Awards
Richard Reyes, Founder and Director of the Poncho Claus Foundation  



Articles:

NPR: Why Mexican American Studies Is Coming to More Texas Schools

Why Mexican-American Studies Is 'Going To Spread Like Wildfire' In Texas


Our Texas, our nation: The story - the whole story - of our state and nation deserves to be told.

Flower Power vs The GOP: Don't Let Republicans Shut Down Mexican American History 

 10 Myths the TX State Board of Ed Uses to Kill Mexican American Studies

Update on the Librotraficante Movement. 




www.MAStexas.org

In March of 2012 the Librotraficante Caravan smuggled the books banned in Tucson back into Arizona. www.Librotraficante.com They opened 4 Librotraficante Under Ground Libraries along the way and have opened several more since. Last year they organized the first Librotraficante 50 for Freedom of Speech. They have also stopped Anti-ethnic Studies legislation in Texas. www.StopTXhb1938.org  


Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante
www.librotraficante.com

ORGANIZERS: Tony DiazLiana LopezBryan ParrasLupe Mendez & Laura Acosta



Largest Mexican American Studies Conference In Texas.