"Quetzalcoatl: Toward a New Decade of Decolonizing Sacred Spaces"




XITO's 7th Annual Summer Institute

June 26-28, 2020

Tucson, AZ


XITO's 7th Annual Summer Institute will focus on Quetzalcoatl, the precious and beautiful knowledge representing stability that comes from our collective knowledge, as we move into a new decade of decolonizing sacred spaces. Recognizing that our ancestors left us a sophisticated humanizing system, we will draw on the ancestral knowledge of Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl to inform a pedagogy of vibrancy and stability.


This 3-day institute, located in Tucson, Arizona, is an opportunity to engage in and learn about the decolonizing and re-humanizing theories and methodologies behind the success of the former Tucson Mexican American Studies Program. This gathering is not a conference but rather an intensive professional development opportunity with applicable, goal-oriented work participants can bring back to their own schools and communities. This institute is appropriate for educators, administrators, community organizers and cultural workers who are committed to decolonizing and re-humanizing education.

**GRADUATE CREDIT** - XITO now offers optional graduate credit through Prescott College for attending our 3-day institutes. Click HERE for more information.




Travel to Tucson will be the responsibility of each individual participant. Tucson International airport is a quick twenty minute drive to downtown Tucson. Phoenix International airport is a two hour drive to Tucson. There are shuttle options from both airports. Lodging is also the responsibility of participants.


Please check out our TUCSON LODGING page for options including dorm room lodging.




XITO's summer institute will be held in downtown Tucson at City Center Collaborative  37 E. Pennington St., Tucson AZ 85701.


The institute will begin at 8:30am on Friday, June 26 and end at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 28. A more detailed agenda will be available by May 1st. 



XITO will provide breakfast and lunch all three days. An optional dinner will be available one evening for a small fee.




3-Day Institute: $600 - you must enter the amount you are paying on the PayPal page ("Buy Now" button below).

Most participants seek funding from their educational institutions. 

We have limited scholarship funds available. Scholarship applications can be found at the end of the registration form.










Checks can also be made out to "Center for Community Education" (with "XITO" in the memo line) and mailed to:

Center for Community Education - XITO

219 W. 17th St.

Tucson, AZ. 85701




Please register to reserve your space today! For more information contact XITO at xicanoinstitute@gmail.com