A panel of attorneys will speak about the Fisher case from a legal and social justice perspective at a student town hall meeting occurring Oct. 2 on campus.
The panel will feature attorneys from the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF), Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF), and the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP). All three organizations are known for working toward civil rights by advocating, educating, litigating and organizing around causes that impact historically underrepresented groups.
The event, taking place in Burdine 106 from 7 to 9 p.m. is hosted by We Support UT and the Multicultural Engagement Center, a student resource office under the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement. Dr. Eric Tang, assistant professor in the Center for Asian American Studies and associate director of the Community Engagement Center, will moderate the panel.
The town hall will provide attendees a chance to learn about the Fisher case and share ideas on how to constructively support The University of Texas at Austin’s position.