As some state leaders attempt to limit learning and discussions of diversity, our communities will not be silenced. On Nov. 16, UT will welcome IDRA – one of the nation’s leading education civil rights organizations – for its 50th anniversary celebration and archives dedication.
Down the street in Austin, the state legislature is debating whether to increase school funding or to divert millions for privatization. At the same time, the State Board of Education is working to codify censorship policies that restrict classroom learning about diversity and true history.
Join us Nov. 16 as we discuss the importance of connecting past social justice movements with the current struggle to protect our histories and civil rights. IDRA’s 50-year archives at the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections provides resources for students and researchers. Get a glimpse of IDRA’s impact across the decades in advocating for equal educational opportunity across the nation and leading today’s fight for educational justice.
Complimentary food and beverages will be served.
Registration is encouraged but not required.