Night of Ideas

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5:00

Literal Magazine, 5425 Renwick Dr, Houston

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Night of Ideas Houston & Monterrey – Register here

Co-presented by Villa Albertine in Texas, the Consulate of France in Monterrey (Mexico) and the IFAL – Instituto francés de América latina

 

Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening. 

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5:15

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Literal Magazine, 5425 Renwick Dr, Houston

Keynote: Cultures of Crisis: US/Mexico and Mediterranean Migration in the Media and in Popular Culture

Jocelyn Frelier

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5:30

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Literal Magazine, 5425 Renwick Dr, Houston

How the Texan-Mexican culture comes alive through different disciplines 

Marcela Quiroga Garza, Daniel Centeno Maldonado, Tony Diaz, Joey Guerra, Adán Medrano

The synergies between the Texan and Mexican cultures constantly lead to new creations in various disciplines. From the beloved Texan Mexican food and Latino music to literature and cinema, the mutual influences become a fruitful source of inspiration and creativity. Throughout history, these two nations have formed a common cultural sphere, shared a language, traditions and artistic heritage, thus blurring the lines set by political borders. What does it mean to be Mexican – Texan– Tejano – or Latina today? Are these definitions still applicable in our increasingly globalized world? How do Texan-Mexican cultures find a balance between the concepts of authenticity on the one hand and multiple identities on the other? Writers, journalists, researchers, and a chef share their personal journeys between these two cultures.

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6:30

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Literal Magazine, 5425 Renwick Dr, Houston

How Latino Creators Express their Mixed Identity

Marcela Quiroga Garza, Rebecca Bowman, Tina Hernandez, Yvonamor Palix, Mari Carmen Ramírez

Art and literature give Latino creators a chance through their creative process to express emotions and reflect concepts such as dual identity, mixed culture, gender etc. It also gives them the opportunity to share a message and communicate visually and sensorially what it means to be an artist or a writer living in two cultures. What are the specificities of Latino artistic and literary creations? How do cultural institutions in the US accompany and promote this process, and how is it received by the public? 

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8:00

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Literal Magazine, 5425 Renwick Dr, Houston

How to Overcome Ecological Challenges Along the Rio Grande River

Antonietta Quigg, Tricia Cortez, Ivonne Cruz, Delfina C. Domínguez

The Rio Grande River stretches over 2000 miles and is the natural border between the US and Mexico from El Paso, to Brownsville, Texas. The river supports wildlife and is the primary source of water for consumption and agriculture of the population along the border. Industrial, agricultural, and other contaminants have been responsible for major pollution of the river which has led to a considerable reduction of wildlife species and affected the health of its inhabitants.

This debate offers a broad analysis of scientific, political and socio-economic interrelated factors explaining the degradation of the Rio Grande River and discusses the sustainable solutions to mitigate the problems and to restore the ecosystem. 

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9:00

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Literal Magazine, 5425 Renwick Dr, Houston

The processing of the information in different communities: objectivity and polarization

Rose Mary Salum, Aurora Losada, César Morado Macías, François Picard, Olivia P. Tallet

In a context marked by conspiracies and fake news endangering our democracies, journalists, digital content strategists, publishers, and researchers will address the way the same information can be perceived by different communities. Which cultural factors help analyze the different media usage and diffusion of information by specific groups? In what ways can traditional media and social media adopt new approaches to tackle the sharing and spread of misinformation? 

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