LBJ School's Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Week
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LBJ School's Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Week

LBJ School's Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Week

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2315 Red River Street

Austin, TX 78712

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The 20th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

“If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority.”

Join us for the following events:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. LBJ School of Public Affairs, 1st Floor Lobby

Keynote Luncheon by Mary Beth Rogers, author of "Barbara Jordan: An American Hero"

Followed by a book signing

*** ATTN: THE "GET IN THE WAY" SCREENING IS SOLD OUT***** Tuesday, February 21, 2017

5:30 p.m. - Doors Open

Film will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. - LBJ Presidential Library, 10th Floor

Screening of "Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis" followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Kathleen Dowdey, film's director

Nelson Linder, president, NAACP Austin Chapter

Tasha Philpot, associate professor, UT Austin

Moderated by: Paul Stekler, professor, UT Austin

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

12:15 - 1:00 - LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall

Keynote Address by Representative Senfronia Thompson

Followed by a luncheon reception in the Lady Bird Lobby


In addition, LBJ School student organizations will also lead programming on social justice issues throughout the week:

(The below events will occur in SRH 3.122 and DO NOT require an RSVP)

  • Monday, February 20, 12:15 – 1:45 PM: The Pride Policy Alliance (PPA), in collaboration with SafePlace Austin, will host a training on “Safety Awareness for Every Relationship (SAFER): A Domestic Violence Prevention Training” to recognize and prevent domestic violence and harassment in the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 12:15 – 1:45 PM: NASPAA and CLASS will host a reception following Rep. Thompson's keynote address to allow and encourage students, alumni and guests to continue the dialogue, foster community connections and celebrate Jordan's legacy of public service.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 5:15 – 7 PM: The Migration and Conflict (MAC) Student Working Group will host a workshop called “Participant Creative Writing on Migration,” which offers a space for participants to reflect on and discuss their positionality on migration.
  • Thursday, February 23, 12:15 – 1:45 PM: The Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) will host a panel discussion on “Inequality in Education,” featuring local leaders in education as they explore pressing industry issues.
  • Thursday, February 23, 5:15 – 7 PM: “Reinventing Diplomacy” is a year-long Policy Research Project for LBJ School students interested in learning more about U.S. diplomacy and the diplomacy of other countries. Students will present their findings on the importance of maintaining and improving diversity through recruitment and training practices for eight prominent diplomatic services around the world.
  • Friday, February 24, 12:15 – 1:45 PM: The Feminist Policy Alliance, in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Center, will lead a workshop on “Identifying and Interrupting Everyday Sexism,” which focuses on developing skills and techniques to identify and stop sexism experienced across race and gender identity.

The Social Policy Network (SPN) will also feature a photography exhibit in the LBJ School lobby throughout the week, which serves to highlight how LBJ students promote social justice and embody the spirit and resolve of Barbara Jordan.

Please be advised that LBJ School of Public Affairs events may be photographed and/or filmed. Your attendance constitutes your authorization for the School to use your photograph, voice, or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of the LBJ School including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms. {Please request ASL or ADA accommodation in advance by contacting Eileen Dunn at 512-232-4010 or via email. Eileen.dunn@austin.utexas.edu

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