University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

2012 Proceedings and Recordings

Opening  Event

Advancing Solutions for Men of Color in Higher Education and the Crisis Facing America
Wednesday, February 8
Reception – 5 p.m.; Panel – 6 p.m.
John Hargis Hall, 1823 Red River

Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Kevin Foster, assistant professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, Center for African and African American Studies, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Art, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Mario Garza, executive director, Indigenous Cultures Institute
  • Mr. Neil Horikoshi, president/executive director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
  • Mr. Michael Lofton, director, African American Men & Boys Harvest Foundation
  • Dr. Victor Sáenz, assistant professor, UT Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Ronald Williams (moderator), vice president, The College Board

Event # 2 Panel

Awareness to Action: The Asian American Male Experience
Wednesday, February 29
Reception – 5 p.m.; Panel – 6 p.m.
John Hargis Hall, 1823 Red River 

Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Mitchell Chang, professor, Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California – Los Angeles; Asian American Studies Department
  • Dr. Eric Tang (moderator), assistant professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Robert T. Teranishi, associate professor, Higher Education, New York University; principal investigator, The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education

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Event # 3 Dialogue and Panel

Awareness to Action: The African American Male Experience
Wednesday, March 21
Reception – 5 p.m., Panel – 6 p.m.
John Hargis Hall, 1823 Red River

Dialogue:

  • Dr. James L. Moore III,  associate provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion; director, Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male; professor, School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, College of Education and Human Ecology, Ohio State University
  • Dr. Leonard Moore, associate vice president, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement; professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin

Community Panel:

  • Dr. Richard Reddick (moderator), assistant professor, UT Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
  • Mr. Todd Suddeth, program director, Bell National Resource Center, Ohio State University
  • Mr. Richard Franklin, Del Valle School Board Member
  • Mr. Van Jobe, City of Austin employee
  • Mr. Larry Featherstone, Assistant Principal, McCallum High School, former High School Football Coach, Benton Harbor, Michigan
  • Mr. Anthony Whitlock, UT Alum, Cisco Systems
  • Mr. Darren Kelly, Director, UT Summer Scholars Program, and Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sport Management
  • Mr. David Robinson, Coordinator of the African American Male Initiative, Dallas County Community College District

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Event #4 Panel

Awareness to Action: The Native American Male Experience
Wednesday, April 11
Reception – 5 p.m., Panel – 6 p.m
Location: Benson Library Conference Room, SRH 2nd Floor

Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Lee Bitsoi, program director, Minority Action Plan, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; education strategy consultant, Institute of Higher Education Policy in Washington, DC.
  • Dr. Amy Fann, assistant professor, College of Education, University of North Texas
  • Dr. Michael Fire, professor, Texas Woman’s University
  • Dr. Shannon Speed (moderator), associate professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts; assistant vice president, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Audio: Sweatt-NativeAmerican-males.mp3


Event #5 Symposium

The University of Texas at Austin Latino Male Symposium
Friday, May 4
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd.

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Event # 6 Symposium

Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights:
Legacy Award Reception (Registration Required)
Friday, May 4
7 p.m.
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd.

Machree GibsonThe 26th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights ended on Friday evening with the Heman Marion Sweatt Legacy Award ceremony. This year, Machree Garrett Gibson, the first female African American president of the Texas Exes and partner in the law firm Graydon Gibson & Brown, L.L.P. was honored.

Gibson spoke from the heart about the support that brought her to The University of Texas at Austin and that she has received throughout her career. Gibson’s father, Felix, wasn’t allowed by law to attend UT in 1954 so he went to University of Utah. But, as Gibson told the crowd of about 200, he loved The University of Texas. She closed the ceremony by accepting the award in her late father’s name. Read more by Lynn Underhill in The Alcalde.