2013 Schedule of Events
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
FILM SCREENING: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights
Presented in partnership with the Austin Area Urban League.
Location: LBJ Library and Museum, 2313 Red River St.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Synposis: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights tells the story of Whitney Young, who biographer Nancy Weiss Malkiel called “the inside man of the black revolution.” By challenging America’s business and political communities directly, Young was able to make in-roads where other civil rights leaders could not. His efforts to open the doors of equal opportunity were often attacked by the very people he was trying to help. The film chronicles the public and private trials of a man navigating a divided society in an explosive time.
Location: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Legends Room, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Join community leaders and City of Austin officials in a discussion on the Future of Black Life in Austin and issues faced by the African American community. African Americans are the only major racial group in Austin experiencing a decline in population, as families are being displaced from their historic neighborhoods throughout the city, and options for healthy and sustainable living decrease for people of color become increasingly scarce.
- Dr. King Davis (moderator), director, Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, The University of Texas at Austin
- Mr. Shannon Jones, III, deputy director, Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department
- Ms. Margo Frasier, police monitor, Austin Police Department
- Ms. Damaris Nicholson, Center for Disproportionality and Disparities, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
- Dr. Eric Tang, assistant professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
Friday, May 3, 2013
SPECIAL EVENT: Heman Marion Sweatt Evening of Honors
Location: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd
Time: 6:30 p.m. Registration, 7-9 p.m. Program and Reception
Black tie attire.
As part of the 27th Anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will present Senior Pastor Joseph C. Parker Jr. the Heman Marion Sweatt Legacy Award.