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SEPTEMBER 2020

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Collage of smiling faces

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Several members of the UT community share how they honor their cultural heritage.





Two students who received Chromebooks

DDCE Helps Bridge the Digital Divide

With funding from the DDCE’s COVID-19 Relief Grant, LULAC District 12 distributed free Chromebooks to East Austin area students.

 

Marissa Martinez, First-Gen Kickoff keynote speaker

From One First-Gen Longhorn to Another

Current and former first-generation Longhorns share words of wisdom on how to navigate the fall semester.

 

Three student volunteers planting a tree

CCE Expands Volunteer Outreach with $13K Grant

The Center for Community Engagement is boosting university-wide volunteer outreach with a Green Fund Grant.

 

Devin Walker

Devin Walker Publishes Op-Ed in Diverse Issues in Higher Ed

Global Leadership and Social Impact director explains why Black students must experience Black life outside of the U.S.


Virtual Events

"Who Is...?" Zoom Series

What: Meet DDCE visiting scholar Julissa Muñiz in the second episode of the "Who Is...?" Zoom series hosted by VP Leonard Moore.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom registration at bit.ly/julissa_muniz

Un Recuerdo Brutal: A History of Violence in Texas

What: Panel with UT professor Monica Muñoz Martinez, author of The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas, and University of Pittsburgh professor Doug Swanson, author of Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers. Moderated by VP Leonard Moore.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m.
Where: Zoom registration at bit.ly/unrecuerdobrutal

"Porvenir, Texas” Film Access & Virtual Panel Discussion

What: Free 8-day access to the film "Porvenir, Texas," followed by a panel discussion with UT professors Emilio Zamora, Don Carleton, and Arlinda Valencia, a descendent of Porvenir victims. Moderated by John Morán González, director of the Center for Mexican American Studies.
When: Wednesday, Oct 14, 5 p.m. (movie available in advance)
Where: Zoom registration at bit.ly/porvenirtx

Discussion Panel Hosted by Texas Hillel & Black Jewish Alliance

What: The DDCE is co-hosting a discussion panel exploring antisemitism and racism on campus, alllyship and reconciliation between Black and Jewish communities. The panel discussion will be moderated by VP Leonard Moore.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. 
Where: Zoom registration at bit.ly/black-jewish-panel

2020 Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights

What: "Still Hidden Figures: Black Women in the Workplace" will be the theme of this year's Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights.
When: Thursday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.
Where: Zoom registration at bit.ly/stillhidden

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