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Celebrating the Life

Event Date

April 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Location

Benson Latin American Collection map
Room SRH 1.208

Category

Special Events

Description

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) and the University of Texas Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) invites you to the launch of the online video archive for the 2012 “Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender and Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas” Conference deposited at the HRDI.

This event will include lunch and a panel discussion to be held Tuesday, April 30, from Noon – 1:30 p.m., in the second-floor conference room of Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection in Sid Richardson Hall (SRH).

Please RSVP for lunch by Friday, April 26: pheisler@austin.utexas.edu

One of the aims of the “Rethinking Power & Resistance” Conference was to build a foundation for ongoing relationships among university and community members who are engaged in issues of gender and human rights. The conference, held last October, is a project of the Embrey Critical Human Rights Initiative at CWGS.

At the April 30th event, a panel of “Rethinking Power & Resistance” conference participants will continue a conference discussion thread on gender justice. Panelists Dr. Matt Richardson, Associate Professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies and CWGS Affiliate; Dr. Christen Smith, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies; and Rose Pulliam, MSW, Co-Director of allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization, will use Dr. Smith’s research on the politics of performance, race, violence and the body in Brazil and the Americas, as a starting point for conversation about new opportunities for university-community collaboration.