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Austin’s Community Leaders Receive University of Texas at Austin Leadership Awards

Austin’s Community Leaders Receive University of Texas at Austin Leadership Awards

The University of Texas at Austin honored seven outstanding men and women and three organizations on Dec. 9 with the Community Leadership Awards.

Sculpture of Civil Rights Champion DeAnda Unveiled at University of Texas School of Law

A bronze bust of the late Hon. James DeAnda was unveiled Friday, Nov. 12, at The University of Texas School of Law during a celebration to honor his legacy as an advocate for social justice, particularly the civil rights of Mexican-American school children in Texas. Colleagues, friends and family of DeAnda traveled from across the…   » Continue Reading

Sculpture of Civil Rights Champion James DeAnda to Be Unveiled Nov. 12

Event: The University of Texas School of Law will host a sculpture unveiling to celebrate the life of the late Honorable James DeAnda, a pioneering lawyer, social activist and federal judge whose career included successfully fighting the segregation of Mexican American children in Texas schools. The celebration for DeAnda, one of the university's and law…   » Continue Reading

Immigration Clinic Director Barbara Hines Receives King Award for Immigrant Rights Work

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild has named Barbara Hines, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, the recipient of its Carol Weiss King Award for excellence in the pursuit of social justice through organizing, litigating and teaching.

14th Annual Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition Winners Announced

Jennifer Klein, a junior at Lee High School in Midland, won first place in the 14th annual Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition for her essay, "Diligence and Hope: The Story of Viola Coleman."

22nd Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium, March 25-28, Examines the Black and Latino Experience in America

The University of Texas at Austin's 22nd Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, March 25-28, will feature keynote speaker Ron Kirk, J.D., the first African American mayor of Dallas.

Vernon Jordan to Deliver Spring Convocation Address, LBJ School of Public Affairs Announces

Vernon Jordan, one of the major civil rights figures in American history, will deliver the spring 2008 convocation address at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, James Steinberg, dean of the school, announced today (Nov. 20).

Cesar Chavez Statue Unveiled on West Mall of University of Texas at Austin Campus

Cesar Chavez Statue Unveiled on West Mall of University of Texas at Austin Campus

A bronze statue of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez was unveiled today (Oct. 9) on the West Mall of The University of Texas at Austin campus during a celebration to honor his legacy as an advocate for social justice.