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Sat, Sep 16


Virtual Event

Jovita Idar VIRTUAL Symposium

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

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Jovita Idar VIRTUAL Symposium
Jovita Idar VIRTUAL Symposium

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Virtual Event

About the event


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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