Underscoring its commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College Trinity River recently welcomed Monica Munoz Martinez, assistant professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, as part of The River Speaks series.
TCC students, staff and community members packed the Action Suites at TCC Trinity River to hear the award-winning author, educator and public historian discuss her new book, The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas, which provides a moving account of a little-known period of state-sponsored racial terror inflicted on ethnic Mexicans in the Texas-Mexico borderlands.
Launched in 2016, The River Speaks seeks to bring high-profile experts to TCC’s Trinity River campus for though-provoking discussions and conversations.
“The college campus is an arena of ideas, and this speaker series caters to a tradition of challenging ideas and fostering critical thinking necessary to be informed citizens,” said TCC Trinity River President Sean Madison. “Accordingly, The River Speaks speaker series sets a stage for students to engage with idea or thought leaders who are noted for their outstanding contributions to industry, scholarship or community service.”
Free and open to the general public, The River Speaks is attracting more student from across the District, which leads to more cross-cultural interactions.
“This type of student engagement deepens and extends the impact of the campus learning environment by allowing students to apply knowledge and skills that they have acquired at TCC,” said Madison. “It also creates opportunities for students, faculty and staff to connect as a campus community about an array of timely and meaningful topics.”
Be sure to visit http://calendar.tccd.edu/ for more events happening at TCC Trinity River and other campuses throughout the District.