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Mexican American Studies Online Summer Seminar scheduled July 23-24

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

It’s back but different! Del Mar College’s (DMC) 7th Annual Mexican American Studies (MAS) Summer Seminar has returned with the College offering the much-anticipated event virtually this year. Even though programming is online as a video presentation, the summer seminar is like a two-day immersion course to familiarize participants with the rich history and culture that Del Mar’s MAS associate’s degree program covers over several semesters.

Scheduled Friday and Saturday, July 23-24, the MAS summer seminar video presentation will feature several educational sessions beginning at 10 a.m. each day as follows:

Friday, July 23, 10 a.m., 7th Annual Mexican American Studies Summer Seminar Video Presentation (Day1). To view the event, use YouTube at youtu.be/te6dqYczJzE or Boxcast at boxcast.tv/view/7th-annual-mexican-american-summer-seminar-day-1-629035

Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m., 7th Annual Mexican American Studies Summer Seminar Video Presentation (Day 2). To view the event, use YouTube at youtu.be/AKeNgAOxma4 or Boxcast at

If you can’t view the seminar either July 23 or 24, you can view the videos through July 31 at:

(Day 1) Boxcast at boxcast.tv/view/7th-annual-mexican-american-summer-seminar-day-1-629035

(Day 2) Boxcast at boxcast.tv/view/7th-annual-mexican-american-summer-seminar-day-2-386800

Questions? Contact MAS Summer Seminar coordinator and DMC Spanish language faculty member Javier Morin at 698-1585 or jmorin@delmar.edu.

Additionally, the MAS Summer Seminar webpage with more information is available at www.delmar.edu/Degrees/mexican-american-studies/mas-seminar.html.

Among this year’s line-up, DMC President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Escamilla, Ph.D., will give the Mike M. Anzaldúa Jr. Keynote Address, which is scheduled both days. The annual keynote is named for and honors the late Professor Emeritus of English who taught with the English and Philosophy Department for over 43 years. Anzaldúa was one of the key faculty to support and develop the MAS degree program at Del Mar College.

Other special guests include the Honorable Mayor of Corpus Christi Paulette Guajardo; Mayra Zamora, Chicano contemporary artist, educator, muralist and curator; and Folklorico dancer Teresa Saldivar.

Seminar activities on the first day include musical selections, Quiereme and Tuyo, performed by Paul Bissell, DMA, DMC Professor of Music, and Sound Recording Technology majors, and a Yoga video break led by DMC Professor of Kinesiology Shawnee Jones-Bonnette, MEd. The second day features a two-part video break with DMC Kinesiology faculty members Gene Power, MEd, and Kristy Urbick.

Every year, MAS Summer Seminar sessions and activities focus on literature, music, art, the humanities, history, politics and the Spanish language, among other topics. 2021 presentations include those given by Del Mar College, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University-Kingsville faculty.

For more information about the College’s MAS program, visit www.delmar.edu/mas.


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