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Conversations with the Sisters of Mercy - Immigration

Date(s): 6/5/2014

6:00 pm

Lamar Bruni Vergara Education Center, 1000 Hendricks
As part of the celebration of the 120 Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy in Laredo, they will host "Conversations with the Sisters" which will highlight the five critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy which are grounded in their founding principle and focus on their deep concern for persons who are poor.

The topics include Earth, Nonviolence, Women, Racism and Immigration.

The first conversation will focus on immigration.
Rosanne Palacios 721 7408

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Community Invited To Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

Date(s): 5/12/2014

6:00 pm

City of Laredo Public Library (HEB Multipurpose Room) 1120 Calton Road
WHO:
City of Laredo Public Library
City of Laredo Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Guest Speaker Chaja Verveer
Alexander High School Band members (to play Jewish Partisan Anthem)

United High School Teacher Marco Franco to read poems in honor of event

WHAT:
Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

WHEN:
May 12, 2014. Reception @ 6:00 pm and Program @ 6:30 pm

WHERE:
City of Laredo Public Library (HEB Multipurpose Room) located at 1120 Calton Road

ADDITIONAL:
Chaja Verveer is a holocaust survivor and Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commissioner

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Author/Storyteller Joe Hayes to visit Centeno Elementary School

Date(s): 5/8/2014

8:00 am, 1:10 pm

Centeno Elementary School Library 2710 La Pita Mangana Road
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014, two sessions: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 1:10 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

WHERE: Centeno Elementary School Library, 2710 La Pita Mangana Road

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Joe Hayes is one of America’s premier storytellers, a nationally recognized teller of tales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. His bilingual Spanish-English tellings have earned him a distinctive place among America’s storytellers. Hayes began sharing his stories in print in 1982. His books have received the Arizona Young Readers Award, two Land of Enchantment Children’s Book Awards, four IPPY Awards, a Southwest Book Award and an Aesop Accolade Award. His book The Day It Snowed Tortillas was chosen by the editors of The Bloomsbury Review as one of their 15 favorite children’s books published in the past 15 years. His books have been on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List twice. In 2007, his book Ghost Fever won the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the first bilingual book to win the award. Hayes will introduce students to the process of writing, developing characters and expressing creativity. This is intended to get students excited about books and perhaps writing their own stories.
For more information, please call Analine Johnson @ 473-8813.

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IBC Keynote Speaker Series: México Under the “New” PRI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Date(s): 4/24/2014

7:00 pm

Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Blvd., Student Center Ballroom, Laredo, TX 78041
The Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade cordially invites you to attend our next International Bank of Commerce Keynote Speaker Series presentation, México Under the “New” PRI: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, to be presented by Dr. Denise Dresser, professor of political science at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City, México.

About the topic: Only twelve years after Vicente Fox was elected and México underwent a democratic transition as the result of the 2000 election, the former ruling party, the PRI, is back in power. The talk will analyze what has changed under Enrique Peña Nieto´s presidency, what the reform process that he has promoted entails, and what challenges remain to assure the modernization of the Mexican economy as well as the consolidation of the country´s fragile democracy.

This series is open to the public and free of charge.

Translation services, English to Spanish, will be available.
Amy Palacios, 956-326-2820, cswht@tamiu.edu

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U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speaker Series

Date(s): 3/25/2014

9:00 am

United South High School Library 4001 Los Presidentes
WHERE: United South High School (U.S.H.S.) library, 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. – Judge Diana Saldaña, U.S. District Judge, Laredo, Texas Div.

All presenters will focus on women achieving their educational and personal goals. These speaking engagements are being held in conjunction with Women's History Month, which is observed during the month of March and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speakers Series

Date(s): 3/21/2014

2:30 pm

United South High School Library 4001 Los Presidentes
WHERE: United South High School (U.S.H.S.) library, 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m. –Judith Garcia – UISD High School Instr.Tech On-Line Coordinator

All presenters will focus on women achieving their educational and personal goals. These speaking engagements are being held in conjunction with Women's History Month, which is observed during the month of March and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404

Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speaker Series

Date(s): 3/20/2014

1:15 pm

United South High School Library 4001 Los Presidentes
WHAT: U.S.H.S. Distinguished Speaker Series

WHERE: United South High School (U.S.H.S.) library, 4001 Ave. Los Presidentes

Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 1:15 p.m. – Sister Rosemary Welsh – Executive Director, Casa Misericordia

All presenters will focus on women achieving their educational and personal goals. These speaking engagements are being held in conjunction with Women's History Month, which is observed during the month of March and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Alex Meyer
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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TAMIU Lecturer Catsam Explores Civil Rights in US and South Africa

Date(s): 3/28/2014

12:30 pm

TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theater
An exploration of civil rights in two countries will be shared in a lecture Friday, Mar. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in Texas A&M International University’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theater.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Derek Catsam, assistant professor of history at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a renowned author, will present We Will Not Ride: Civil Rights in the United States and South Africa, discussing the resistance movement in America and South Africa. Catsam’s presentation is part of TAMIU’s Reading the Globe campaign sponsored by the Office of University College and made possible with funding support from Humanities Texas.

After receiving his B.A. from Williams College, his M.A. from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and his Ph.D. from Ohio University, Catsam spent a year at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa as a Rotary Fellow.

Catsam has written about politics, race and social movements in America and Africa and will focus on the 1940s and 50s when both countries were actively fighting white supremacy.

Catsam is the author of Bleeding Red: A Red Sox Fan’s Diary (2005) and Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides (2011). He is also a member of the editorial boards of Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies and of the Journal of Social and Ecological Boundaries.

His lecture also resonates with this year’s TAMIU student shared reading The Other Wes Moore. Written by Wesley Moore, the book tells the story of two boys who share the same name, upbringing, and neighborhood, but through influences and choices, have completely different outcomes. One becomes a White House Fel­low to then-Sec­re­tary of State Con­deleezza Rice and the other a convicted felon serving a life sentence.

University College will also feature a photo exhibit, Jasper, Texas: The Healing of a Community in Crisis by Sarah Wilson in association with Humanities Texas Mar. 17 – Apr. 25 in the north foyer of the State Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (ZSC).

The exhibit, also open to the public, focuses on the small town of Jasper years after the hate crime and death of James Bryd, Jr. became a national story in 1998.
For more information about the speaker or exhibit, contact Dr. Hayley Kazen at hkazen@tamiu.edu or 326.2805, click on tamiu.edu/uc/ or visit offices in ZSC 233.

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Former Navy SEAL comes to TAMIU

Date(s): 3/20/2014

7:00pm

TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall
Author and former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens will present the 2014 A. R. Sanchez, Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Greitens’ lecture will be “Why it Takes the Heart and the Fist.”

Greitens, selected by TIME Magazine in 2013 as one of the world’s 100 most influential people, is the author of three books. His latest is The New York Times’ bestseller “The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL” (Mariner Books, 2012).

Born and raised in Missouri, he was educated in public schools. An Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, he studied ethics, philosophy, and public policy. He was selected as a Rhodes and Truman Scholar, attending the University of Oxford from 1996 through 2000 and earning a master's degree in 1998 and Ph.D. in 2000.

His doctoral thesis, “Children First,” investigated how international humanitarian organizations can best serve war-affected children. He has worked as a humanitarian volunteer, documentary photographer, and researcher in Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, Bosnia, and Bolivia.

He served as the Commander of a Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment, Commander of a Joint Special Operations Task Unit, and as Commander of an al Qaeda Targeting Cell.

In 2005, he was appointed by the President as a White House Fellow, and in 2011 the Association of the United States Navy named him Navy Reserve Junior Line Officer of the Year. His military awards include the Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star.

Upon returning from Iraq in 2007, he founded The Mission Continues to challenge veterans to serve American communities. Through The Mission Continues fellowships, more than 680 post-9/11 veterans serve in communities throughout the United States, leading nearly 800 service projects and engaging 35,000-plus volunteers. Full employment, higher education or ongoing service often results.

The Manhattan Institute for Social Entrepreneurship listed Greitens among America’s most effective leaders and Goldman Sachs has recognized his innovative entrepreneurship.

In 2012, he received the Charles Bronfman Prize, which celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual less than 50 years of age whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world.

TAMIU’s A. R. Sanchez, Jr. Distinguished Lecturer Series honors Antonio R. Sanchez (1916-1992). After 20 years as the owner of an office equipment business, Sanchez began buying oil and gas leases and used his earnings to establish a bank.

Sanchez, along with his son, A. R. Sanchez, Jr., and geologist Brian O’Brien, established the Sanchez-O’Brien Oil and Gas Corporation. Under his leadership as chairman, International Bank of Commerce grew to become International Bancshares Corporation, with branches in more than 90 communities throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

A.R. Sanchez, Sr. is best remembered in Laredo for his philanthropic efforts. Known for his work ethic and generosity, he was a major crusader for a four-year University in Laredo and a supporter of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. The lecture series is presented through the vision and generosity of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Sanchez, Jr.

A free smartphone and tablet app can be downloaded at tamiu.edu

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For additional information on the A. R. Sanchez, Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 326.2460.

Information is also available on the University’s website, tamiu.edu, and its social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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LARSEA

12:00pm

Bleesed Sacrament Parish Hall.
Monthly meeting
Marta Kinslow 7220214

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