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21 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Fronteras: ‘Reclaiming The Border Narrative’ Through Arts And Culture
People who have grown up or live on the U.S. southern border know there’s more to the region than the issue of immigration policy. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and the Ford Foundation awarded more than two dozen grants to community organizations and artists to help reframe the border narrative through an arts and cultural approach.
21 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Fronteras: Children's Book 'Areli Is A Dreamer' Tells True Story Of DACA Recipient
Areli Morales, an elementary substitute teacher in New York, shares her story of coming to the U.S. as an undocumented child and her experience as a DACA recipient in her debut children's book, "Areli is a Dreamer."
21 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Fronteras: Cursed Love At The Center Of New Novel 'The Resurrection Of Fulgencio Ramirez'
In his debut novel, award-winning author and Brownsville-native Rudy Ruiz weaves together the past and present to tell the tale of a son of impoverished immigrants breaking a mystical family curse and fighting to win back the love of his doomed youthful romance.
21 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Fronteras: Preserving Fuerza Unida's Legacy — The Closure Of A San Antonio's Levi's Plant Sparked A Movement
A 1993 class action lawsuit against Levi Strauss & Co. was ultimately dismissed, but it catapulted the work of Fuerza Unida empowering women workers of color and fighting for social, economic and environmental justice.
21 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Fronteras: Chicano And Religious Activists Helped Pull San Antonio’s Barrios Out Of Addiction In The 1970s
News of inhalant abuse became a nationwide concern from the 1960s to the 1980s and it took its toll in San Antonio’s West Side barrios. A UTSA graduate research student dove into this lesser-known piece of the city's history and discovered the community effort that helped barrio youth find a path to addiction recovery.
21 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
San Antonio's First Saint? The Journey Of Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy
San Antonio may get its first saint. Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy made her way to South Texas in the late 19th century and created a church and school for Black children. She founded the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate in San Antonio 1893, which has since expanded across several Southern states and into Mexico and Africa.
27 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Fronteras: Study Finds Some Young Mexican Americans Borrow Linguistic Traits To Create, Reinforce Social Media Identities
A bicultural ethnographer at the University of Texas at San Antonio examined how a particular group of Mexican American youth actively adopted patterns in their online presence associated with African American English, an area of study that’s in and of itself, controversial.
27 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Fronteras: Mexico's Midterm Elections Could Reshape The Country's Political Landscape
A lot is at stake in Mexico’s midterm elections on June 6. Critics worry that a divided political opposition will be unable to mount an effective challenge against MORENA—President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's neoliberal party—potentially further weakening the checks and balances system that keeps the country's fragile power structure in place.
21 minutes | May 28, 2021
Fronteras: The Legacy Of Chicano Artist Adán Hernandez
One of the Chicano art world's greatest figures died this month. Adán Hernandez is perhaps best known for his work in the 1993 film “Blood In Blood Out,” but his work also caught the attention of museum curators and art collectors.
27 minutes | May 14, 2021
Fronteras: 100 Days And Counting. How Will President Biden Continue To Change Immigration Policy?
The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute examines President Biden's policy achievements during his first 100 days in office as well as still-pending actions that will set the course of the president’s legacy on immigration.
21 minutes | May 7, 2021
Fronteras: When Does Chicana Fashion Become Costume?
Many Chicanas wear their fashion proudly and defiantly. From rebozos and huipiles to China poblanas. But at what point do these traditional styles cross into costumes and appropriation?
21 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Fronteras: Complexities And Cultural Significance Of Self-Adornment Explored In 'MeXicana Fashions'
Clothing and fashion are popular ways to publicly present layers of one’s identity. But the role of consumerism and entrepreneurialism may dilute the cultural significance behind certain articles of clothing. "MeXicana Fashions" explores the complex dynamics of fashion aesthetics and the cultural politics of belonging and resistance.
21 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Fronteras: Preserving Family Recuerdos Y Historias, Memories And Stories
Oral histories and preservation projects have been instrumental in documenting meaningful moments throughout history, but this process is not bound by significant historical events. A new project aims to teach and equip local residents with resources on how to preserve their own family’s history and memories.
21 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Fronteras: Food, Culture, Diversity And Social Justice Are The Focus Of The New Network, IDENTITY Productions
Food, culture, diversity and social justice are the focus of the new online network, IDENTITY.
25 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Fronteras: Migrant Child Shelters Are Over Capacity, Agencies Were Underprepared
"Emergency intake centers" for unaccompanied migrant children have opened up across the state, including at San Antonio's Freeman Coliseum, to help alleviate overwhelmed U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities. Policy researchers say preparedness shortfalls from the Biden administration are largely to blame.
21 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Fronteras: Voices Of Detained Immigrant Children Amplified In New Book, ‘Escucha Mi Voz’
The concern of a growing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border is in the national spotlight once again. But amidst the rhetoric funneling out of Capitol Hill, one side is often overshadowed — the children in custody. A new bilingual children’s book aims to amplify the voices of migrant youth in U.S. federal custody.
21 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Fronteras: 'Truly Texas Mexican' — New Film Explores Food, Culture And Feminism
A new film sets out to prove women are the engineers behind cooking methods and the creators of flavor profiles when it comes to traditional Mexican food.
21 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Fronteras: ‘Salud America!’ Aims To Close Gap Of Latino Participation In Cancer, Alzheimer's Research
Cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos and this demographic also faces a greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but Latinos are largely underrepresented in clinical research trials. A program at UT Health San Antonio is working to close that gap.
21 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Fronteras: $1.3 Trillion In Spending Power — Mapping The Impact Of Immigrants On America’s Economy
A new study reveals how immigrants benefit the U.S. economy — and society as a whole.
21 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Fronteras: UTSA Furthering Efforts To A More Equitable Future With Support From Major Grant
The University of Texas at San Antonio was awarded a $5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further address injustices within democracy and civil society.
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