White Rose Society Presents Student Power: A Human Rights Symposium

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White Rose Society Presents   Student Power: A Human Rights Symposium
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White Rose Society Presents Student Power: A Human Rights Symposium says
UT White Rose Society presents our annual Human Rights Symposium this April. The symposium will discuss Student Power by emphasizing the ways students have leveraged their power to build and send clear messages about defending human rights domestically and abroad.

Our speakers include:

On April 14th, Clemantine Wamariya, Rwandan genocide survivor and human rights activist, will be speaking in the Chicano Culture Room, Texas Union 4.206 at 6 pm.

On April 15th, a panel of speakers will discuss their experiences bringing academic and social change to the university, what students have done to contribute to these efforts, and how students could continue this legacy in the future. The panel will occur in the Lone Star Room, Texas Union 3.208 at 6 pm with the following panelists:

Dr. Shannon Speed - Anthropology professor and founder of Native American and Indigenous Studies -The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Speed will inform us about the progress of the Native American and Indigenous Studies program on campus and the ways students have used their classroom experiences to advocate for and interact with local indigenous tribes.

Ana "Ixchel" Rosal - Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Texas Austin

Ana "Ixchel" Rosal will be talking about the breakthroughs LGBTQ student organizations have made in the university community and the state of Texas in making these environments friendlier for all Longhorns and Texans. She will also speak on the role of the GSC in making these changes happen.

Dr. Leonard Moore - History professor

Dr. Moore will discuss the history of minorities, especially African-Americans, at UT, including court cases the university has faced regarding admissions, student initiatives against segregation during the earlier years of the university's existence, and more.

On April 21st, Hari Kondabolu, political and social comedian, will be speaking in the Black Box Theater, SAC 2.304 at 6 pm.

We are also extremely grateful for our amazing sponsors this year, including:

Texas Hillel
The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
The University of Texas Department of History
Department of French & Italian at The University of Texas at Austin
American Studies at UT Austin
Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE)
University of Texas Student Government
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Spanish and Portuguese
The Michael and Alice Kuhn Foundation
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