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

II Annual Freedom Weekend - Bringing Human Rights Home Community Forum

Posted: April 21, 2010
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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.
 Freedom Weekend (Thursday, April 29, 2010)

                         Freedom Weekend (Friday, April 30, 2010)

                         Freedom Weekend (Saturday, May 1, 2010

                         Freedom Weekend (Sunday, May 2, 2010)

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