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Mind, Body, Time, Space

2010 Conference

March 11-13, 2010 - El Paso, Texas
The Camino Real Hotel

The 2010 conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association will be held from Thursday, March 11 to Saturday, March 13, 2010 and will take place at one of the most dynamic intersections in the world-the border crossing of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Constant traffic across this border port and the lively interchange of people and ideas through its gates has given birth to a regional identity that blends the Mexican and U. S. populations in a unique Southwestern Culture.

Click here for a 2010 conference registration form.

    The beautiful Camino Real Hotel in El Paso, Texas

Click here for more information about the Camino Real, or call 915.534.3000 - HERA conference attendee room rates - $80 per night. Call the hotel directly to make your reservation and mention HERA for the discount.

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Cut off date for reserving rooms is Monday, February 1, 2010. After that HERA's room block will be released and there is no guarantee of a reduced rate.

Ground Transportation: The Airport provides a courtesy hotel phone bank located directly in front of the baggage claim area so travelers may arrange transportation. The Camino Real Hotel maintains complimentary shuttle service. Expect a 15 minute wait.

Taxis: Border Cab Co. 915.533.4245; Sun City Cab Co. 915.544.2211; United Independent Cab Co. 915.590.8294. The cost is around $20 from the airport to the hotel.

City bus schedule available at: http://www.elpasotexas.gov/sunmetro/ sunroute.asp.


Conference Program Highlights

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Plenary Address: Thursday, March 11

Sweet Earth Flying Press LLC


Sondra Banfield Dailey, Publisher and Dr. Maceo C. Dailey, Jr., Editor and Director of the African American Studies Program at UTEP, in a discussion of the children's book

Boy of the Border
By Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes

Set during the Mexican Revolution, Boy of the Border is the coming-of-age story of 12-year-old Miguel Del Monte, who unexpectedly joins his uncle's herding party that is driving wild broncos across the rugged desert from northern Mexico to Los Angeles. The lively story includes incidents - a near-drowning, a fight, and the birth of a colt - that teach Miguel some major life lessons. The adventures also reflect the common ground and decency among people, the richness of various cultures and the power of multicultural inclusion.
           Penned in the 1930's by the two famous African-American writers, the original manuscript was uncovered in the Langston Hughes Papers reposed at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library by Sweet Earth Flying Press.
Books will be offered for sale.

Friday - Guided Tour and Reception: University of Texas, El Paso

Conference participants have the opportunity to take of tour of the Bhutanese-style UTEP. Participants will visit the campus art gallery to see a newly-opened student show, attend a reception by the Centennial Museum Garden to see local desert fauna, and hear from local author Marcia Daudistel.

If you are interested in this tour, please contact: Ron Weber at rweber@utep.edu.

Saturday - Old Mesilla, NM and dinner at La Posta restaurant

Cost should be about $15 plus dinner. If you are interested, please contact Ron Weber at rweber@utep.edu. Dr. Weber needs to know how many people will be going so that he will be able to arrange the transportation and the reservations.

Artwork by Candy Mayer, El Paso, Texas.