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Fri, May 17


Central Library

5th Anniversary | MACRI Symposium 2024

Join us as we gather for two days of learning about Mexican American civil rights past, present, and future.

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5th Anniversary | MACRI Symposium 2024
5th Anniversary | MACRI Symposium 2024

Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Central Library, 600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

About the event

MACRI's 2024 Symposium: Shining a Light on Mexican American Civil Rights

Join us for two days of learning about Mexican American civil rights past, present, & future. Featuring over two dozen speakers from across the country, this Symposium will leave you inspired & ready to learn even more about civil rights history & take action in our nation's ongoing work to advance democracy.

The complete Symposium program will be added soon!

Livestreaming & in-person at the Central Library in San Antonio, Texas!

We will focus on the past, present, and future of three key issues: voting rights, education, and representation.

Panels Include:

  • State of Mexican American Civil Rights in 2024
  • Mexican American Military Service: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Voting Rights in the 2024 Presidential Election Year
  • State of Latino Representation in News Media
  • The Arts and Civil Rights

Speakers include:

David Montejano • Bianca Rosales • Claudia Zapata • Charles Kamasaki • Claudia Zapata • Silvia Foster Frau • Mia Lopez • David Vela • Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala y más!

Joining us in person? Please reserve your in-person ticket to attend the Symposium at the Central Library, including lunch! Seating is limited, so don't forget to reserve your seat!

Joining us online? Please register for Virtual attendance so we can send you the live stream link in advance.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

AARP Texas

Bexar County

The City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture

Mellon Foundation

The San Antonio Area Foundation John L. Santikos Fund

Our Lady of the Lake University

Palo Alto College | Alamo Colleges

San Antonio Public Library | Latino Collection & Resource Center

Sponsorship packages are available! Email for more information.

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