Texas Tech University

Pre-Conference Event

April 19th | Kick-off Events

Favianna Rodriguez

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | The Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (602 Avenue J)

FREE and open to the public! No experience needed.

Note: Space is limited and registration is required

There has never been a movement for social change without art and culture being central to that movement. Art can inspire, educate, and help spur the imagination beyond the realms of what politics can do. Social justice posters, in particular, are powerful living reminders of struggles for worldwide peace and justice. In this workshop, students will hear a short lecture by Favianna, and learn the guiding principles for effective poster design and create a poster of their own utilizing stock graphics from the book, ​Reproduce and Revolt​, by Favianna Rodriguez and Josh MacPhee.

Find out more about Favianna's work here; https://vimeo.com/2013917


  • Mariachi Los MatadoresMariachi Los Matadores

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | TTU Campus, SUB Matador RM

FREE and open to the public

We are delighted to host Texas Tech's one and only Mariachi ensemble Mariachi Los Matadores, directed by Dr. Lauryn Salazar, as part of our 34th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women.

Mariachi Los Matadores is part of an academic mariachi program in Texas Tech's Vernacular Music Center.

Established in 2001, the group focuses on a wide variety of styles and is influenced by the music and work of Grammy award-winning group, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano.​​

Additionally, Lubbock High School mariachi musicians​ will join us for an evening filled with a collection of popular mariachi favorites​.​​

Lite refreshments will be available!