Strategic Area of Focus C

 Arts/Culture/History

AREA GROUP PARTICIPANTS
  • TERRI GARCIA (Area Leader)
  • ROSEMARY CASTILLO
  • VINCENT CASTRO
  • IRENE CHAVEZ
  • RAMIRO GUZMAN
  • ARTURO MORENO
  • RAYMOND PALACIOS
  • JIMMY VASQUEZ

KEY ISSUES / CONCERNS / CHALLENGES

  • Funding
  • Focus
  • Turf Protection
  • Organization
  • Knowledge – Historical Foundation
  • Authenticity
  • Awareness of Loss of Heritage
  • Promote Pride

SPECIFIC STRATEGIC INITIATIVES OR PROJECTS TO POTENTIALLY ENDORSE (SHORT & LONG TERM)

  • Mission Project
  • Mexican Revolution
  • Oral History
  • Gathered by Children
  • Using Our Seniors
  • Speakers Forum (24 Month)
  • The Aztecas Project
  • Link to El Paso
  • Link to History

POTENTIAL KEY PLAYERS TO INVITE TO CEA FORUMS

  • UTEP Oral History Department
  • Foundations
  • Mexicans in the Arts
  • Friends and Supporters Across the Border
  • State Delegation
  • CEA Membership
  • Educators in Hispanic or Mexican History
  • City and County
  • Diocese

POTENTIAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • David Romo
  • Historian on Mexican Revolution
  • Chamizal National Park
  • El Paso Community Foundation
  • Local Businesses
  • Carlos Marentes
  • Sin Fronteras Organizing Project
  • National Foundations
  • Congressman Reyes’ Staff
  • Michael Tomor

POSSIBLE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA ITEMS

  • Funding (Equitable)
  • State Commission Appointments
  • Promote National Arts Funding Emphasis

PROPOSED NEXT STEPS FOR THIS AREA TEAM

  • Reports an Proposed Initiatives
    • Art Moreno – Aztecas
    • Irene Chavez – Mexican Revolution
    • Ram Guzman – SMG
  • Research Current Initiatives and Coalesce