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Undergraduate Research Featured in Finalist Video for 2019 UT Excellence in Communications Awards

Fri, November 1, 2019
Undergraduate Research Featured in Finalist Video for 2019 UT Excellence in Communications Awards
Students in Prof. Green's "Women and Social Activism" (2017)

Videographer Rachel Griess’s short film "Fight Like A Girl: How Women's Activism Shapes History” has been named a finalist in the 2019 inaugural University of Texas Excellence in Communications Awards. The video was inspired by Professor Laurie B. Green’s Fall 2017 undergraduate class “Women and Social Activism.” The project has also been featured in Liberal Art's Life and Letters and Ms. Magazine.

You can watch "Fight Like A Girl: How Women's Activism Shapes History” at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF3m2g9InJE

"Most of the narratives about the women’s liberation movement focus on the Northeast, the Midwest or the West Coast, not the South and certainly not Austin, Texas. This omission inspired Laurie Green, an associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, to create a women’s activism memoir project. Green’s students interviewed women’s liberation activists who had either attended UT or lived in Austin in the ’60s and ’70s, including Martha Cotera, Alice Embree and Barbara Hines. To ensure these women’s stories wouldn’t vanish from history as many often do, Green partnered with the university’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History to archive the transcripts and recorded interviews between the students and activists in a permanent collection that will be accessible for others to study for years to come."

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