Thanks to all who joined us on Nov. 1st! Read a recap of the event, view our gallery of photos on Flickr and the event video below or on YouTube.
The 37th Annual Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights
Transformation Through Cross-Cultural Unity
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m.
LBJ Library and Museum
2313 Red River St, Austin, TX 78712
- Introduction and History
- Spoken Word Performance
- Panel Discussion
- Heman Sweatt Legacy Awards
- Song Performance
- Closing Remarks
Dr. Emmett Campos from Project MALES hosted a conversation with Tamara Craver and Dr. Charles Lu.
The activism of Black leaders in the 50s and 60s helped to change American life. But the civil rights era also created a network of leaders (like Cesar Chavez and Yuri Kochiyama) and organizations (like the Chicano Rights Movement and the American Indian Movement) who worked in solidarity with the Black community to challenge white supremacy and create change.
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, we believe it is more important than ever to talk about solidarity and cross-cultural unity. While racism impacts our communities differently, exploring how Black, Latinx, Asian and other communities can find common ground will help to create positive transformation in the lives of every American.