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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Women's Human Rights: Garza's Performing Justice Project

Thu, June 30, 2011 • 7:00 PM • Black Box Theatre, SAC 2.304 (Student Activity Center)

Logo design by Sabrina Vera.

Logo design by Sabrina Vera.

Created and Performed by Garza High School Women's Studies Students

Performance and Reception
Free and public welcome!

 

What is the women's human rights movement? What does it have to do with our lives in Austin? Come explore these questions and more through original performances created by Garza High School Women's Studies students. The students use narrative, movement, and story to investigate what it means to be a young woman in Austin, the U.S., and the world.

Women's Human Rights: Garza's Performing Justice Project is the culmination of a three week performance workshop with Garza High School Women's Studies students in collaboration with Professor Megan Alrutz (UT Department of Theater & Dance) and Lynn Hoare, MFA (UT Voices against Violence/Social Work) with support from Rhiannon Goad, MA Student (UT Center for Women's & Gender Studies) as well as Garza High School Women's Studies teachers Julia Champine and Laura Grayson.

Women's Human Rights: Garza's Performing Justice Project is a production of the Embrey Women's Human Rights Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin Center for Women's & Gender Studies in collaboration with Garza Independence High School.

Gonzalo Garza Independence High School, led by Principal Linda Webb, PhD,is a an Austin ISD public school of choice where students are in control of their own destiny. Garza High School's mission is to foster a community of empowered leaders in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust where each individual is challenged to learn, grow, and be successful now and in the future.

Funding for the Embrey Women's Human Rights Initiative is generously provided by the Embrey Family Foundation.


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