Las Pláticas Lecture Series Overview:
In 2007 the EPCC Chicana/o Studies program offered a series of lectures and workshops for students and faculty focusing on issues/topics relevant to Chicana/o Studies. Visiting scholars from Chicano/Mexican-American Studies programs at various universities conducted these workshops with the aim of providing both faculty and students with a comprehensive and contemporary understanding of Chicana/o Studies as a multi-disciplinary program. The visiting scholars were asked to present one lecture on a topic related to their area of expertise as well as a conduct one workshop or participate in one forum. The topics for the lectures/forums focused on issues directly affecting the El Paso/Juarez area, the Border, or the Southwest if possible. Faculty from the Chicana/o Studies program documented the strategies and ideas generated from the workshops/forums and incorporated them into the development of a diverse, and advanced, associates of arts degree.