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Summer Stories Institute Listening Party



Join Texas Folklife for the premiere of our summer radio series, Women in the Austin Music Scene! Austin is known as the "live music capital of the world," and as a community we will hear  from some of the women musicians who make this true. The evening is a culmination of the Stories Summer Institute 2019.

Folklorist Dr. Rachel Gonzalez-Martin will speak about the folklore and traditions enriching Texas, and the historical value of stories.

Free and open to the public with RSVP. Refreshments will be available!



UT LBJ School of Public Affairs Bass Lecture Hall

2315 Red River St, Austin, TX 78712



6pm Reception in SRH Lobby - Live Set by DJ An.g

Food courtesy of Central Market Catering

6:30pm Listening Party begins

7:30pm-8:00pm Presentation by Summer Institute Guest Instructor Rachel González-Martin (PhD)




Paid parking is available in the Manor Garage (

Metered street parking is available on Red River and Dean Keaton near the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Park at your own risk, Texas Folklife is not responsible for towed vehicle charges.




This series of audio documentaries is produced as part of our community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart Summer Institute. Applicants craft stories with instruction and guidance from audio radio producers and the guest folklorist instructor.


ABOUT Dr. Rachel Gonzalez-Martin

Dr. Rachel González-Martin is a Folklorist and an Assistant Professor of Latino Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a PhD in Folklore & Ethnomusicology from Indiana University. She is interested in the politics of storytelling from the vantage point of race, class, and gender identification—focusing primarily on women of color feminisms and youth culture. She is interested in how women and femme communities narrate personal experiences through the body, and through body modifications. She has recently completed her book, Quinceañera Style: Social Belonging and Latinx Consumer Identities due out in the fall of 2019 with UT press. She also co-edited the book Race and Cultural Practice in Popular Culture (Rutgers UP) with fellow folklorist, Domino R. Perez.

Stories from Deep in the Heart is supported in part through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department and Department of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Grant for Technology Opportunities; and generous support from the Austin Independent School District, KUT 90.5FM, and RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at UT Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs.