John L Warfield Center

II Annual Freedom Weekend

Fri, April 30, 2010 | Please see posted schedule for details

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

II Annual Freedom Weekend

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - Sunday May 2, 2010

Annual Freedom Weekend is an annual, weekend-long gathering of individuals and community groups and organizations, convened by Community and University organizers and partners to confront major issues that impact Black communities in Austin [and throughout Texas] from a human rights perspective.  

Freedom Weekend promotes social, cultural and historical awareness and celebration within a social justice context and; places local community struggles within national and global conversations.  FW fosters practical strategy-making, community building, critical dialogue, creative collaborations and a coalition-ethic by inviting a variety of voices to the table through a series of programming with these regular components:
•       Community Art Show & Performances
•       ‘Bringing Human Rights Home’ Community Forum
•       Sunday Sermon
•       ‘People Get Ready’ Community Workshops

Freedom Weekend is Housed at: the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas.

This year’s Freedom Weekend focuses on naming the collection of Systems, policies and practices, from gentrification to education, that work in concert to produce a Push-Out/Pull-Out effect of Black communities.

Friday, April 30, 2010 – Pine Street Studio Station
1101 E. 5th Street and Waller St., Austin, TX. 78702
6:30 -8:30 PM

For more information, please contact:


Austin Interfaith

Austin Area Urban League

Department for African and African Diaspora Studies

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Huston-Tillotson University <>

Joel B. Bennett , P.C.

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex <>  

NAACP Austin Chapter

Pine Street Studio Station <>

School of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin 

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