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Abriendo Brecha/Opening a Path

Thu, February 14, 2013

Abriendo Brecha/Opening a Path
February 14 - 16

Abriendo Brecha (Opening a Path) is an annual conference on activist scholarship held at The University of Texas at Austin.  This conference brings together artists, community activists, and scholars whose work is directed toward social justice. Our goal is to build a vibrant community supporting research, creative production, performance and teaching that connects the university in sustained collaboration with community-based mobilizations for social change, in Austin and beyond.  In this sense, we take the University’s prominent motto—“What Starts Here Changes the World”—quite seriously and literally, giving progressive values of social change an institutional anchor in our training programs.  We are particularly excited about this year’s conference, Abriendo Brecha’s tenth anniversary. We have invited nearly 50 alumni of our programs to discuss their distinctive approaches to activist scholarship, and to reflect on their experiences carrying on these efforts throughout the hemisphere, both inside and outside the academy.


Please visit the web site for Abriendo Brecha X for a more information, including the conference program.


Co-sponsored by the Caribbean Central American Research Council; the Center for Asian American Studies; the Center for Mexican American Studies; the Center for Women and Gender Studies; the College of Liberal Arts (UT Austin); the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies; the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement; the Humanities Institute; the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program; the Social Justice Institute; the Teresa Lozano Long Center for Latin American Studies; and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.



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