Conversations To Create Unity: Oral Histories Of Austin, Tx

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The Brush Square Museums and the Susanna Dickinson Museum are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit:

Conversations to Create Unity: Oral histories of Austin, Texas

June 14th- November 15th 2015
Opening reception June 14th 1- 3pm

A Conversation to Create Unity is an oral history project funded by Baylor University. This project showcases fifteen oral histories from a diverse group of lifelong Austinites. Their oral histories show us that race relations are a shared human experience. Our hope is that their conversations enable the community to begin a productive dialog about race.

“Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mission Statement
The Susanna Dickinson story documents the Battle of the Alamo and the early growth and development of Austin. Part of the museum’s mission is to create a space for the collective story of Austin’s people and history.

ADDRESS: Susanna Dickinson Museum. 411 E 5th St. Austin Texas, 78701

SCHEDULE: Opening reception June 14th from 1-3pm.
1:30pm poet Ebony Stewart performs, followed by a panel discussion. Moderator: Laura Gomez-Horton of the YWCA of Greater Austin. Panelists: Lisa Byrd, Executive Director of the Austin African American Cultural Heritage District. Stan Kerr, Municipal Judge.

The exhibit will run through November 2015.
Admission is free.
The museum is open Wednesday- Sunday afternoons from 12- 5pm.
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