Program

Program

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10:00a- 10:15a | Welcome

10:15a- 10:30a | Special Presentation from the authors of Invisible in Austin

10:30a – 11:45a| Education and Segregation Panel

Moderator: Dr. Kevin Foster, Associate Africana and African Diaspora Studies

– Joseph P. Berra, The Texas Civil Rights Project

– Dorothy Gene Wall, UT College of Education

– Elizabeth Greer, UT College of Education

1145a-12p | Break – RSVP Lunch Boxes

12:00p-1:15p | Policing and Criminal Justice Panel

Moderator: Renee Hatcher, JD, Institute for Urban Policy, Research and Analysis

– Dr. Kevin Cokley, Institute for Urban Policy, Research and Analysis

– Alejandro Caceres, Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition

– LaKiza Fowler, Activist and Sibling of Larry Jackson Jr.

– Damaris Nicholson, Office of the Police Monitor

1:15p -1:30p |​ Break – Refreshments 

1:30p – 3:00p | Austin and the Terrain of Inequality Panel

“Continuous Struggle: Austin’s Black Citizens Taskforce”—a short film by Matthew Gossage

Moderator: Dr. Eric Tang, African and African Diaspora Studies

– Lisa Byrd, African American Cultural Heritage District

– Dr. Edmund T. Gordon, African and African Diaspora Studies/AISD Board Trustee

– Ora Houston, Austin City Council Member

3:15p-3:30p | Break— Refreshments

3:30p – 5:00p | Health Disparities Panel

Moderator: Dr. Ujju Aggarwal, Institute for Urban Policy, Research and Analysis

– Naya Jones, Food for Black Thought and Rootwork

– Dr. Maninder Kahlon, Dell Medical School

– Dr. Miyong Kim, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

– Paula X. Rojas, LM, CPM, Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman and Mamas of Color Rising

– Dr. Kevin Thomas, UT College of Communication, Food for Black Thought, Black Media Council

Sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE).

Co-sponsors: Center for Asian American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Warfield Center for African & African American Studies, Social Justice Institute