Life and Death on the Border 1910–1920 Opening Reception and Symposium


January 21, 2016 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for an exclusive evening celebrating the opening of the exhibition, Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920.

Life and Death on the Border 1910–1920 examines a pivotal period in Texas history.  Rare artifacts, photographs, court documents, newspapers, and eye witness accounts provide perspective on a little-known story that shaped the Mexican American civil rights movement and continues to have lasting impact today.

Symposium: 4:30 p.m.
Scholars from the Refusing to Forget Project provided guidance for the Life and Death on the Border 1910–1920 exhibition. Join them for a symposium that provides historical context of the period and presents new research on the events that prompted 20th century reform.

Please note: RSVPs to the Symposium are currently at capacity. Click the link below to be added to our waitlist.

Cocktail Reception: 6 p.m.
Exclusively for members and invited guests! Explore the poignant exhibition before the public opening. Enjoy light refreshments and a Mexican and Tejano fiddle performance by Belen and Tocayos in a style with deep roots in the Texas borderlands.


To attend either portion of the event, please RSVP at or (512) 936-4602.

Educators: To receive CPE credit, please email

About the Symposium Panelists

John Morán González
Associate Professor, English Department, The University of Texas at Austin

Trinidad Gonzales
History instructor, South Texas College

Sonia Hernández 
Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, College Station

Benjamin Johnson 
Assistant Professor in History at Loyola University Chicago

Monica Muñoz Martínez
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University

Read the panelists' full biographies here.


Support for the Bullock Museum's exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.