Mexican American Studies Day
At the 2015 NACCS Tejas Foco Business Meeting in Houston, a resolution was passed to send a letter to all Texas Public University Presidents in support of "A Latina/o K-12 and Higher Education Policy Agenda in TX" put forward by the Senate Hispanic Caucus and Mexican American Legislative Caucus Latina/o Education Task Force. (You may access the policy agenda by clicking her
NACCS Tejas not only endorses and supports the policy agenda, but highlight the policy's recommendation to fund Mexican American Studies Departments, Centers and Programs at Institutions of Higher Education.
NACCS Tejas Foco supports the Education Policy Agenda, and also wants to mark Friday, May 1 as Mexican American Studies Day in Texas. We want to also mark the day in as many cities as possible, beginning with Houston, Texas.
In Austin, Texas, the Tejas Foco will also mark the morning of Friday, May 1, 2015, as "Mexican American Studies Day in Texas." The occasion will be commemorated that afternoon in cities and town throughout the state, starting with Houston, Texas.
Please email AztecMuse@aol.com if you want to list your group as a supporter, or if you want to take steps to get your city or town to proclaim May 1, 2015 Mexican American Studies Day.
The Tejas Foco Funding MAS in Higher Ed Committee
Maritza De La Trinidad