Paving the Way for Educational Justice – IDRA 50th Anniversary Archives Donation Reception

Flier - Paving the Way for Educational Justice Nov 16As some state leaders attempt to limit learning and discussions of diversity, our communities will not be silenced. On November 16, 2023, the University of Texas at Austin welcomed 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 debated whether to increase school funding or to divert millions for privatization. At the same time, the State Board of Education worked to codify censorship policies that restrict classroom learning about diversity and true history.

At our reception, we discussed 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. Participants got 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.

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When: November 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
Location: UT Benson Latin American Collection Reading Room
2300 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78712