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                    Huitzilopochtli's Imperative: A Call to Action"


                         XITO El Valle - 2017 Fall Institute


                         September 1&2, 2017

                          Rio Grande Valley, Tejaztlán

XITO travel to Texas for their first Tejas Institute! This 2-day institute, located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas is a call to action for educators, adminIstrators, community organizers, and artists to focus on Huitzilopochtli's imperative. We call on those who labor to resist the current wave of destruction impacting our schools and communities and in that resistance embrace the will to act, la voluntad.


This is an opportunity to engage in and learn about the decolonizing and rehumanizing theories and methodologies behind the successes of the former Tucson Mexican American Studies Program. This gathering is not a conference but rather an intensive professional development opportunity with applicable, goal-oriented work participants can bring back to their own communities. Facilitators will share the liberatory, research-based pedagogy and community organizing skills that led to the success of K-12 youth of color and communities of color in general. A detailed agenda of workshops and activities will be posted by May 1, 2017.


Teachers, students, principals, professors, community organizers, activity coordinators, program managers, school counselors, social workers, directors of curriculum, etc



$300: Includes 2-day institute content and materials, clock-hours, and meals. Travel to the Rio Grande Valley will be the responsibility of each individual participant. McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE) and Valley International Airport (HRL) are both approximately a 30 minute drive to Edinburg and San Juan where the institute will be held. Lodging will be the responsibility of each individual participant. Limited housing and family stays are available for both groups and individuals and will be prioritized in a first-come basis for paid attendees. Detailed lodging information will be posted May 1, 2017.



XITO's Rio Grande Valley institute will be held at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at 1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539, and the historic La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) at U.S. 83 Business, San Juan, TX 78589 (on the corner of César Chávez Rd. and Business 83).


XITO will provide breakfast and lunch both days as well as dinner on Saturday evening. Please specify dietary restrictions and allergies when registering.


SCHOLARSHIPS Limited scholarships are available. Scholarship applications will be posted on May 1, 2017 and awards made by July 1, 2017.


Checks should be made out to Center for Community Education (with "XITO" in the memo line) and mailed to:

Center for Community Education - XITO

219 W. 17th St.

Tucson, AZ. 85701








For more information contact Arnulfo Segovia at

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