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October 5-6 Transnational Conference a Project of CWGS Embrey Women's Human Rights Initiative

Tue, September 25, 2012
Logo by/por: Toofly, 2012.
Logo by/por: Toofly, 2012.


Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender & Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas

Re-Imaginando el Poder y la Resistencia: Género y Derechos Humanos desde Texas hasta last Américas Transncacionales

OCTOBER 5-6th @ The Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street. This conference is free, bilingual, & open to the public.


Come connect with community organizers and activist scholars from the Americas to talk about TRANSGENDER JUSTICE, GENDER/RACE & CRIMINALIZATION, INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS, ARTS AS ADVOCACY, and more. This conference invites participants to be in dialogue and features discussions with transgender rights activist MISS MAJOR, with indigenous rights lawyer MAYRA GOMEZ, with graffiti and graphic design artist TOOFLY, and with hip hop activists INVINCIBLE and LAH TERE.


The conference closes with

Mama Said Knock You Out! 2, a women in hip hop event benefitting the Austin-based Mamas of Color Rising.

October 6, 9p-2a @ The Collective, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. Suite C. Tickets $15 Online, $20 @Door.

Hosted by: Mz Marlah

Featuring: Invincible, Las Krudas, Lah Tere, Yoli, T-Fly, Tru Bloo, DJ Trinity, DJ T-Kay, Tiger Lily. Live Art by: Toofly


This conference is a project of the Center for Women's & Gender Studies Embrey Women's Human Rights Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin. The conference is co-sponsored by community organizations: allgo: Statewide Queer People of Color Organization, Quilombola (formerly Austin Black and Brown Alliance), Hutto Visitation Program, Indigenous Women's Network/Alma de Mujer, Mamas of Color Rising, and Texas after Violence Project. The conference is co-sponsored by UT Austin units: Center for Asian American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Community Engagement Center, Department of English, Gender and Sexuality Center, Humanities Institute, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and University of Texas Libraries.

Conference logo by: Toofly, 2012.



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