Saturday, May 14th, 2-7 PM:
This is a FREE, ticketed event. Reserve your tickets HERE!
Community, Family, and Youth Programming @ the AISD Performing Arts Center
**1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX 78723**
2-3 PM: Opening Ceremony (including Indigenous blessing, keynote, youth keynote, Mariachi performance, and Symposium/Celebration overview; appropriate and engaging for all ages, teachers welcome!)
Keynote Speaker: Duncan Tonatiuh (toh-nah-tee-YOU) is an award-winning author-illustrator. He is both Mexican and American. He grew up in San Miguel de Allende, México and graduated from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lan College in New York City.
3-6 PM(activities for all ages): Rotating workshops/panels/performances on Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, and bilingual theatre, featuring student performances from Austin ISD, Del Valle ISD, Laredo United ISD, and more. Including workshops with Miguel Marroquin, Jesse Gainer (Texas State), Frederick Luis Aldame (Professor Latinx, UT Austin), Teatro Vivo, Ballet East, the Indigenous Cultures Institute, UT Austin’s UTeach Fine Arts faculty and students)
3-3:45: Session 1—Simultaneous workshops, performances
4-4:45: Session 2— Simultaneous workshops, performances
5-5:45: Session 3— Simultaneous workshops, performances
6-6:40 PM: Production of Del Valle’s Roosters by Milcha Sanchez- Scott (while everyone is welcome, this play is most appropriate for families with children above 4th grade – Content warning: This play includes moments of domestic violence, use of weapons, death, and mature themes and language. )
6:40-7 PM: Discussion with actors from Roosters of the value of culturally relevant material, and final messages
*A visual art exhibit from the Indigenous Cultures Institute’s Summer Youth Encounter will be on display in the lobby during the full hours of the Celebration this day.
**Parking is FREE in the AISD PAC lot**
Sunday, May 15th, 4-6 PM:
Community, Family, & Youth Programming @ ONLINE
Join us for a synchronous virtual conversation with featured youth artists from the digital gallery and ICI exhibit, as well as a conversation with Monika Sanchez, an Art teacher from Laredo who constructed 13-foot paper mache maracas with her students that caught the eye of Ripley’s Believe It or Not and have been viewed over 1 million times on Tik Tok.
Open to all via Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/91903508774
Monday, May 16th, 9:30 AM- 2: PM & 3-7 PM:
School Programming @ UT Austin’s Winship Building within the College of Fine Arts
**300 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712**
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM: This celebration will include live performances, visual art exhibits, workshops, speakers & panel discussions; open to schools and the UT Austin community.
9:30-10:15 AM: Opening remarks, Ballet Folklorico performance
10:30 AM-2:30 PM: School Engagement for K-12 students and teachers (including workshops, performances, panels)
10:30-11:15: Session 1—Simultaneous workshops, performances, panels
11:30-12:15: Session 2— Simultaneous workshops, performances, panels
12:15-12:45: LUNCH (schools should bring their own lunches)
1-1:45-: Session 3— Simultaneous workshops, performances, panels
1:45-2:30 PM: Closing remarks, reflections
3-7 PM: Open to faculty, families, teachers, K-12 students, and the UT Austin community
3-4:45 PM: Roundtable with UT Austin faculty, staff, and students around HSI status, representation, and the arts
5-6 PM: Closing reflections, keynote, and a Mariachi performance featuring Monica Fogelquest, Director of UT’s Mariachi Paredes
6-7 PM: Reception for UT students, staff, faculty volunteers, featured community members, students, and teachers
**Free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP HERE!!**
**Paid Parking in the San Jacinto parking garage**
Public performances: Friday, March 4th at 7 PM and Saturday, March 5th at 3 PM
Daytime performances for schools: Tuesday-Friday, March 1st – March 4th at 10 AM each performance.
Tickets (to purchase public performance tickets, click here)
Ursula tells the journey of Nadia, a 7-year-old, separated from her mother after seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border. As Nadia waits for her asylum to be processed, she reflects on the difficulties she is leaving behind in Honduras and the new reality she is facing. Original music from Armando Monsivais will take audiences into Nadia’s mind as she tries to make sense of all that is happening around her.