College of Liberal Arts

Abriendo Brecha/Opening a Path X

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.

Thursday Feb 14, 2013 | Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 1.302B

Please join NAIS for the Abriendo Brecha Opening Keynote with Winona LaDuke

Thursday, February 14, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 1.302B

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an author, orator, and activist. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. She is the founder and Co-director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for Native environmental groups, and founder of the White Earth Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based nonprofit organizations in the country, that promotes culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. She is the winner of many national awards, and served as Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate on the Green Party ticket in the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections.

Please visit the Abriendo Brecha homepage for more information and the full schedule

CO-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


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