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Abriendo Brecha VIII: Eighth Annual Activist Scholarship Conference—THREE DAYS

Thu, February 17, 2011 | Texas Union

9:30 AM

Abriendo Brecha VIII annual activist scholarship conference
Abriendo Brecha VIII annual activist scholarship conference

This is a three-day event.

This conference is free and open to the public. There are no fees or registration.

Abriendo Brecha is an annual conference at the University of Texas at Austin dedicated to activist scholarship; i.e. research and creative intellectual work in alignment with communities, organizations, movements, and networks working for social and economic justice.

Abriendo Brecha VIII calls for a renewed discussion on the meanings and practices of activist scholarship, particularly as it relates to solidarity between groups and overcoming power inequalities through alliance. Some themes for this year’s conference include: struggles over land, resource distribution, gentrification, prisons, cross-racial alliance, and immigrant rights.

Presentations will consist of action-oriented discussions, panels, interactive workshops, performances, and film. This is an opportunity to meet, exchange experiences, and create local and cross-border connections with others working at the intersections of grassroots organizing and intellectual production.

Co-sponsored by:

  • Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS)
  • Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS)
  • Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)
  • Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS)
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of History
  • John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS)
  • School of Social Work  
  • South Asia Institute (SAI)
  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS)

Abriendo Brecha website

Sponsored by: UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement; see co-sponsors list above

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