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Art, Activism, Community: CSAW's "Forgotten Frontera" Returns Thursday Night


Tomorrow night, that’s  Thursday, Sept. 17, join the Center for the Study of the American West (CSAW) for its fourth annual Forgotten Frontera event: “Art, Activism, Community.” The event will begin at 7 p.m. (CT) and be held online via Zoom video conferencing.

Click here to register. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link the day of the event. To hear our full interview, click the link below:

This year’s event, inspired by the murals on 10th Avenue and elsewhere in downtown Amarillo, celebrates the role of public art in defining community and drawing attention to that community’s heritage. The panelists for the event will be Joey Martinez, the Lubbock artist who painted the 10th Avenue murals; Teresa Kenedy, president of the Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee; WTAMU Spanish Professor Andrew Reynolds; and noted Latino Studies Professor José Limón, now retired from University of Texas in Austin and Notre Dame.

Read more about the event here. If you have questions, send CSAW an email.

More about “Forgotten Frontera”—The “Forgotten Frontera” project, overseen by CSAW at West Texas A&M University, aims to recognize and document the history of Mexican American and Tejano history in the Southern Great Plains region, where these people made a significant contribution not adequately recognized in the region’s written histories.

Also happening this Fall at CSAW:

•             Oct. 1: Research Talk with Aubrey Krug about The Land Institute and agricultural collaborations across the sciences and humanities through “civic science” projects. 12:30–1:30 p.m., Online (Zoom).

•             Oct. 29: Dr. José Limón, “Streets of Laredo,” Online with live Q&A via Zoom.

•             Nov. 12: Research talk with Leroy Myers about black migration to Oklahoma and its impact on African American and Native American relations in the region during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 12:30–1:30 p.m., Online (Zoom).

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.