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Que Vivan Los Braceros! Si Se Pudo!

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UTPA’s Mexican American Studies Program honors those who came in search of work through the Bracero Program between 1942-1964. The conference was held at the University of Texas-Pan American. After surveying the community of San Juan, TX a mural project that had been previously sought out was made into a reality for the community of the Rio Grande Valley. Music by Rumel Fuentes “Huapango Los Trabajos” & Las Cafeteras “La Bamba Rebelde”

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Mural Dedication

August 9th, 2012 was a day of acknowledgement for the community of San Juan, TX and the rest of the Rio Grande Valley. Through muralism, Braceros and Farmworkers were honored and given a space of cultural reflection that is often … Continue reading

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Photos and Video reflections of “Braceros: A Legacy of Triumph”

  We invite you to explore the following links to further illustrate the creation of the bracero and farmworker mural in San Juan, TX. Follow our Youtube channel for video clips and our photobucket link for a photographic walk through … Continue reading

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Mural Noticias

Follow the links below and connect with news stories related to the project. The following are links to various local news agencies that stopped by to interview our students, muralist, and UTPA professors to capture the importance of this work. http://knvotv48.com/noticias/exposicion-de-braceros-en-la-universidad-de-texas-panamericanaContinue reading

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Day 20 and 21: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

In a matter of four weeks the San Juan municipal pool has been transformed into a statement of resiliency and cultural affirmation for the community of the Rio Grande Valley. Creating a narrative that gives voice to our bracero past … Continue reading

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Day 19: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Over the weekend, Austin muralist Raul Valdez and Camille Gerhardt worked on the final piece of art that would complete the north side of the San Juan municipal pool. The morning hours were spent applying the previously prepares parachute cloth … Continue reading

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Day 18: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Returning for their fourth week of painting, the team of Austin artist, UTPA students, and alumni have made great advancements in this project. Only a small space of white paint remains on the east wall. The covered entrance was given … Continue reading

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Day 17: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

Raul Valdez included the United Farm Workers (UFW) flag on the east wall today. With the help of both Norma Perez and Christian Ramirez, the UFW Is proudly held by a figure of a women in protest for human dignity. … Continue reading

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Day 16: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

The horizon will wrap around the north wall and leads into the covered entrance. UTPA alumni Steve Morin and MAS undergraduate Norma Perez rapidly advanced the skyline on both the north and east side of the building. Extensive details can … Continue reading

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Day 15: Bracero & Farmworker Mural

The north wall, being nearly complete, remained untouched as the team began to paint the east side of the building. Bright colors and silhouettes of men and women marching for their rights will represent the efforts of so many of … Continue reading

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