Co-Sponsored event: Abriendo Brecha/Opening a Path X
Thu, February 14, 2013 • 3:00 PM
Abriendo Brecha/Opening a Path X
February 14-16, 2013
The University of Texas at Austin
Abriendo Brecha (Opening a Path) is an annual conference on activist scholarship held at The University of Texas at Austin. This conference brings together artists, community activists and scholars whose work is directed toward social justice. Our goal is to build a vibrant community supporting research, creative production, performance and teaching that connects the university in sustained collaboration with community-based mobilizations for social change, in Austin and beyond. In this sense, we take the university’s prominent motto — “What Starts Here Changes the World”— quite seriously and literally, giving progressive values of social change an institutional anchor in our training programs. We are particularly excited about this year’s conference, Abriendo Brecha’s tenth anniversary. We have invited nearly 50 alumni of our programs to discuss their distinctive approaches to activist scholarship, and to reflect on their experiences carrying on these efforts throughout the hemisphere, both inside and outside the academy.
Opening Keynote Address with Winona LaDuke
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 3:00p.m. | CLA 1.302 B
Ms. Winona LaDuke: "Activism, Justice and Future Generations: Moving Forward with Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change"
Sponsored by: Caribbean Central American Research Council, Center for Asian American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for Women and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Humanities Institute, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Social Justice Institute, Teresa Lozano Long Center for Latin American Studies, Warfield Center for African and African American Studies