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Sat, Sep 16


San Antonio

Jovita Idar IN-PERSON Symposium

Learn about the remarkable life of Jovita Idar at this one day symposium!

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Jovita Idar IN-PERSON Symposium
Jovita Idar IN-PERSON Symposium

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

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

About the event


In-person seating is limited! Please only RSVP for in-person seating if you will attend in person at the San Antonio Central Library. Register for online live-streaming at

Saturday, September 16, 2023 

9am-4pm CT

Learn about the remarkable life of Jovita Idar, a civil rights trailblazer, journalist, nurse, educator, and translator at this free day-long symposium. 

The symposium will feature panels exploring Jovita's impact on journalism, education, and how we understand the history of the Texas-Mexican border. The Symposium will live stream from San Antonio, Texas!


  • Autographs from the Jovita Idár Quarter artist John McGraw
  • Reflections on Latinas in Journalism from Jovita's Era to Today
  • Jovita's Frontera: Life on the Texas-Mexico Border in the Early 20th Century
  • The Life of Jovita Idár
  • Presentation of Student Art Contest Winners
  • Musical performance by Panfilo’s Güera

 Speakers include: 

Congressman Joaquin Castro • Tey Marianna Nunn • Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez • Cecilia Balli • Norma Martinez • John Morán González • Monica Muñoz Martinez • Leah LaGrone • Sonia Hernández • Gabriela González y más!

 Thank you to our event sponsors! 

San Antonio Area Foundation

Bexar County

The City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture

AARP Texas 

Refusing to Forget

University Health

Mellon Foundation

University of Texas at San Antonio

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