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Abriendo Brecha VIII - Eighth Annual Activist Scholarship Conference

Thu, February 17, 2011 • The Texas Union

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.

 
Abriendo Brecha VIII is a unique opportunity for coalition building across geographic, political, and national spaces, as well as a forum to present engaged academic work in solidarity with communities at the local, national and international level.  Solidarity, as a key theme, will both guide submissions as well as structure the nature of the conference.  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.

 

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ABRIENDO BRECHA VIII

Eighth Annual Activist Scholarship Conference

February 17-19, 2011

http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/abriendobrecha/

 

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

 

Sponsored by:
The University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) - Community Engagement Center

 

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)

 

 

LOCATION

Thursday and Friday sessions will be held at the Texas Union building (24th and Guadalupe, 78713), which is centrally located by the UT tower. Campus map: http://www.utexas.edu/maps/   

 

Saturday sessions will be held at Pine Street Station (1101 E. 5th St, 78702). Map: http://ow.ly/3HiB7

 

 

 

 
Contact AbriendoBrecha2011@gmail.com with any questions.  

 

Sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Community Engagement Center

Sponsored by: University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Community Engagement Center


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