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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

II Annual Freedom Weekend

Sat, May 1, 2010 • 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM • Please see posted schedule for details

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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.
 

BRINGING HUMAN RIGHTS HOME Permanent Community Forum
Saturday, May 1, 2010 – School of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin
1101 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX. 78712
10:30—5:30 PM

CONSCIOUS AFTER-PARTY [The Official After-Party of Freedom Weekend]
Saturday,  May  2, 2010   
http://www.projectabundantlife.org/
Orun Center for Cultural Arts
1401 B Cedar Ave., Austin, TX. 78702
7:00 PM
 

For more information, please contact: Kalnur@austin.utexas.edu

 

II ANNUAL FREEDOM WEEKEND: BRINGING HUMAN RIGHTS HOME Thursday April 29th - Sunday May 2nd

FREEDOM WEEKEND PARTNERS

Austin Interfaith
http://www.austininterfaith.org/

Austin Area Urban League
http://www.aaul.org/

Department for African and African Diaspora Studies
http://www.utexas.edu/news/2010/02/10/african_studies_department/

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/

Huston-Tillotson University
www.htu.edu <http://www.htu.edu>

Joel B. Bennett , P.C.
http://www.joelbennettlaw.com/

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/caaas/

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
www.themyec.com <http://www.themyec.com>  

NAACP Austin Chapter
http://www.naacpaustin.org/

Pine Street Studio Station
http://www.pinestreetstation.com/ <http://www.pinestreetstation.com/>

School of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin
http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/     


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