Feb. 21-23: Abriendo Brecha Activist Scholarship Conference

Abriendo Brecha Activist Scholarship Conference To Be Held at The University of Texas at Austin
The fifth annual Abriendo Brecha Activist Scholarship conference, Feb. 21-23 at The University of Texas at Austin, will feature panels exploring university and community collaborations on environmental justice, education, immigration, the death penalty and border militarization. All events are free and open to the public.
Keynote speakers include Nadege Clitandre, African Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Craig Womack, associate professor, English, Emory University; Joy James, the John B. and John T. McCoy Presidential Professor of Africana Studies and Professor in Political Science, Williams College.
Other activities include a musical performance at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 21, by Martin Perna; film screening of “Palante” by Iris Morales on Friday, Feb. 22, 2:30-4 p.m.; discussion with artist Robert Hodge and photographer Chuy Benitez on Friday, Feb. 22, 4:15-4:45 p.m.; and an open forum for community participation on Saturday, Feb. 22, 1-3 p.m.
The conference is organized by the newly formed Office of Thematic Initiatives and Community Engagement in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Other sponsors include the College of Liberal Arts, the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Center for African and African American Studies, the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Department of Anthropology.
The event will be held in the San Jacinto Conference Center. A map can be obtained at <http://www.utexas.edu/maps/> . Public parking is available in the Brazos Street garage.
For more information on conference events, please visit the Web site at: www.utexas.edu/diversity/abriendobrecha


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