Women and the Mexican Revolution of 1910,

(This event is not affiliated with Chi Upsilon Sigma)

Opening Reception for Women and the Mexican Revolution of 1910, Photographic Exhibit and Lectures on Wednesday, September 8th at 5pm in Scharbauer Hall Atrium. Refreshments, music, and photographs. For more information please contact María Zalduondo, PhD at m.zalduondo@tcu.edu or (817) 257-6978.

Text taken from Daily Skiff:

Spanish instructor María Zalduondo said the exhibit focuses on the women who took part in revolutionary efforts.

She said the roles of the women, known as Soldaderas, have often been overlooked because their participation was not widely documented. However, Zalduondo said they played an important role in the Mexican Revolution by cooking for soldiers, tending to wounds and sometimes taking up arms themselves.

Zalduondo said the events were organized to commemorate the centennial of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Most of the featured photographs were taken by Agustín Casasola and Robert Runyon during the war.

The photography exhibit will be displayed in the Mary Couts Burnett Library atrium until Oct. 29, she said. After the photograph exhibit closes, Zalduondo said the photos will be displayed in the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies.

A presentation of the documentary film “Memorias de un mexicano” on Sept. 14 will begin the accompanying series of lectures, which are free and open to the public. The lectures will be located in library conference room B29, unless otherwise noted.

The full list of lecture dates and times:

Tuesday, Sept. 14:

2 p.m.- Documentary film “Memorias de un mexicano”

3:30 p.m.- “Gertrudis in Laura Esquivel’s ‘Like Water For Chocolate’ (1992)” with Dr. David Colón

5 p.m.- Oral Histories: Tales about the Mexican Revolution, Karla O’Donald, et al

Wednesday, Sept. 15:

4 p.m.- “Nellie Campobello’s ‘Cartucho’ (1931)” with Dr. María Zalduondo

5 p.m.- “Un acercamiento a la mujer en el corrido mexicano” with Dr. Lee Daniel (Spanish)

6:30 p.m.- Refreshments at Sid Richardson Lecture Hall 4, sponsored by International Services

7 p.m.- Documentary film “Memorias de un mexicano” at Sid Richardson Lecture Hall 4, introduction by Dr. Don Coerver and sponsored by International Services.

Wednesday, Sept. 22:

3 p.m.- “Elena Poniatowska’s ‘Las Soldaderas’ (1999)” with Dr. Alicia Rueda, UT Arlington (Spanish), sponsored by the John V. Roach Honors College.

Wednesday, Sept. 29:

4 p.m.- “The Historiography of Women and the Mexican Revolution: From Soldaderas to Citizens” with Jessica Moore, Department of  History graduate student


About CUS - Alpha Zeta Chapter

Picture In the Spring of 2002 a group of women realized their common want and need for an organization that was something greater than what already existed at Texas Christian University; thus leading to the beginning of a concept that would turn out to have extraordinary outcomes. After many weeks of researching different sororities they came upon Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated and upon this discovery the searching ended. The women wanted an organization that embodied sisterhood, education, and community service. This and much more was exemplified by Chi Upsilon Sigma. The two devoted women, Eugenia Redondo and Lisa Marie Cano, established the Alpha Zeta Colony at TCU on Sunday, April 13, 2003. Alpha Zeta Colony received Chapter recognition on April 11, 2005. The women of Alpha Zeta dedicate their efforts to promote the sorority’s motto, “Wisdom through Education” as well as educate the public on social, political, cultural, and educational issues. As Alpha Zeta continues to grow with women who are not content to accept an ordinary life, who are willing to make a difference and who are not afraid to voice their opinion, the Light of CUS will never grow dim.
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