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Austin Monuments: Past, Present, Future

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Symphony Square

1111 Red River Street

Austin, TX 78701

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Panel discussion presented in partnership with Preservation Austin and the Austin History Center. Free; registration required. Refreshments will be available.

Interactive panel discussion exploring themes and issues raised in “New Monuments for New Cities,” hosted by Waller Creek Conservancy, Preservation Austin, and the Austin History Center. Based in the Austin experience, dynamic guest speakers will guide guests through local stories, experiences of how communities are represented in monuments, and opportunities for the future. Moderated by KUT's DaLyah Jones.

Featured Panelists:
Stephanie Lang, Program Administrator, John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies
Eric Tang, Director, Center for Asian American Studies; Associate Professor and Associate Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies Department
Rocío Villalobos, Program Manager, Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin (CiNCA) at Westcave Outdoor Discovery

About New Monuments for New Cities:
New Monuments for New Cities raises a number of questions about who and what has been memorialized in the past and how applying new lenses could shift that paradigm in the future. Join the dialogue as we host conversations with artists, historians, and community leaders about these themes.

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About DaLyah Jones:
DaLyah Jones is an assistant producer for All Things Considered and evening host. She is also co-host of the Two & Fro podcast. Originally from East Texas, this country girl found her way to “The City” after graduating from Texas State University with a degree in electronic media and a minor in communication studies. DaLyah interned for New York Public Radio, KUT, Texas Standard and was a part of NPR’s Next Generation initiative in 2015. When she’s not at the station, she’s stan-ing for Beyoncé.

About Preservation Austin:
Preservation Austin has been our city’s leading nonprofit voice for historic preservation since 1953. We promote a culture of preservation where our historic landmarks, neighborhoods, and iconic venues and businesses are valued and protected. These places shape Austin’s unique character, making it unlike anywhere else in Texas or beyond. They inform our identity, defining our sense of place and civic pride. By celebrating Austin’s diverse heritage through education and advocacy, we work to make sure that its unique past is part of our shared future.

About Austin History Center, Austin Public Library:
As the local history division of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center’s mission is to procure, preserve, present and provide the historical records that make Austin’s unique story. The center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. We collect and preserve information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to our history. The Austin History Center's rich collections and expert staff support exhibits, programs, and research by the public in our Reading Room six days per week.

About Waller Creek Conservancy:
Waller Creek Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to create and maintain a chain of extraordinary urban parks around a restored Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin, for the benefit of all. The Conservancy renews the natural environment, promotes play, health and wellness, economic vitality, and mobility, and engages the community through outreach, education, cultural events, and the arts.
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