Embroiderers of Memories (Exhibition)

Embroiderers of Memories (Exhibition)

The exhibition highlights embroidered testimonies made by Salvadoran women exiled in the refugee camps of Honduras during the Salvadoran Civil War.

Fidel Castro Speech Database, 1959-1996 (Primary Sources)

Fidel Castro Speech Database, 1959-1996 (Primary Sources)

This collection contains full-text English translations of speeches, interviews, and press conferences issued by Fidel Castro from 1959 to 1996. These are based on the records of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a U.S. government agency responsible for monitoring broadcast and print media in countries throughout the world. The Department of Research of the Radio Martí Program, part of the U.S. Information Agency, undertook the task of digitizing FBIS reports from 1959 through the end of the 1980s.

Newspaper Library of the Museum of the Word and the Image (Primary Sources)

Newspaper Library of the Museum of the Word and the Image (Primary Sources)

The digital archive contains news clippings and documents compiled by Inforpress Centroamericana on the topic of Violence in Guatemala. The news stories are arranged chronologically and address the distinct types of violence prevalent in Guatemala in the years 1978 to 1982: political violence, violence generated by the internal armed conflict, and everyday violence.

Armed Conflict Collection (Primary Sources)

Armed Conflict Collection (Primary Sources)

The digital collection consists of political propaganda from the period of the Salvadoran armed conflict (1980-1992), produced primarily by clandestine groups and solidarity organizations, as well as the military. The posters contain artwork and photos criticizing U.S. intervention in the conflict, announcing protests, and calling attention to government atrocities.

What caused the revolt? (Lesson)

What caused the revolt? (Lesson)

Through the comparison of photographs and analysis of textual sources, this lesson helps students think though the causes of the revolution that are tied to colonial structures.

Juárez-Lincoln University: Community, Space, and Education (Unit)

Juárez-Lincoln University: Community, Space, and Education (Unit)

Students will learn about Mexican Americans’ struggle to keep and create space and place in their community. Students will learn about Juárez-Lincoln University/Cultural Center and its role in local Mexican American history. Students will create a plan for their own community educational/art space including pedagogical strategies, programming, branding, and facilities.

Activism in America: The Economy Furniture Strike (Unit)

Activism in America: The Economy Furniture Strike (Unit)

Students will learn about US social movements through the Economy Furniture strike in Austin, Texas. Students will critically engage with movement materials and create their own social justice campaigns and related campaign materials which may include but are not limited to posters, buttons, pamphlets, and protest signs.

Dr. George I. Sanchez: History of Mexican Americans and their Struggle for Educational Equality (Unit)

Dr. George I. Sanchez: History of Mexican Americans and their Struggle for Educational Equality (Unit)

Students will learn about the work and life of educational scholar and activist, Dr. George I. Sanchez. Topics for critical exploration include Sanchez’s educational research, legal assistance, Mexican American organizations, Bilingual Education, Pan-Americanism, and Chicano Civil Rights. Students will make either a hand written/drawn zine or a digital zine based on the students’ preference and availability of materials and technology.

Dr. Américo Paredes: Chicano Studies, Ethnographic Analysis, and Poetic Activism (Unit)

Dr. Américo Paredes: Chicano Studies, Ethnographic Analysis, and Poetic Activism (Unit)

Students will learn about Chicano Studies pioneer Américo Paredes through his literature and activism. Students will learn about ethnography as a research method and form of analysis. Students will come away with a historical perspective of the value of oral transmission of heritage such as the corrido, oral histories, and poetry. Students will compose a poem or song and combine it with images to create a digital video or interview a family member or community elder to document local history.

Printmaking of the Past, Present, and Future: The Legacy of Sam Z. Coronado (Unit)

Printmaking of the Past, Present, and Future: The Legacy of Sam Z. Coronado (Unit)

Students will learn about Austin printmaker and arts activist, Sam Z. Coronado. Lessons contextualize and connect Coronado’s work to the history of printmaking and Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. Students will create their own print based on a social/political issue of their choice and compose an artist statement that describes their work.