History Department
History Department

Gender Symp. Film Screening: “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot”

Fri, February 24, 2012 | GAR 1.102

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality present a documentary film viewing of “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot” by Anne Lewis, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin and Independent Documentary-Maker associated with Appalshop Films.

"Anne Braden: Southern Patriot uses the tools of personal and historical narrative to examine the power of a life transformed by commitment to social justice while providing insight into some of the most contentious and pivotal events and ideas in twentieth-century American history.

"Using her experiences as an example, Braden dedicated her life to awakening the consciousness of whites to the legacy of racial injustice, and demonstrated that racism is a social construct that can be deconstructed. The film explores the context for her actions as a white southern woman born in the 1920s and highlights what historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall and others have described as the “long civil rights movement,” an unfinished revolution that links issues of race with those of civil liberties, economic justice, gender, sexuality, peace, and environmentalism."

The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality has been a fixture in Department of History since 2001, offering a forum for graduate students and faculty to present papers and works-in-progress for discussion in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Program Coordinators Valerie Ann Martinez (vamartinez@utexas.edu) and Allison "Alley" Schottenstein (alleys@utexas.edu)

Sponsored by: Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality

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