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The Search for Justice:
Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century

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Anthony Graves

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nathan Pino, 512.245.2113
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Department of Sociology, School of Criminal Justice

Anthony Graves is also known as Death Row Exoneree 138. He spent more than 18 years in prison, 16 of those in solitary confinement, 12 on Texas Death Row, with two execution dates, for a crime he did not commit. With his steadfast focus on his innocence and the tireless work of The Innocence Network, he was vindicated and released in 2010.

Since then, his speaking engagements have included the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project's 25th Anniversary with retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and he testified at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Hearing on Solitary Confinement led by Senator Dick Durbin. Graves is a prominent activist with the American Civil Liberties Union.

His story has been featured on two covers of Texas Monthly, the Katie Couric Show, and the documentary "Grave Injustice," which won the 2012 Emmy Award. In 2013, he started a scholarship at University of Texas Law School in the name of his champion, Nicole Casarez, and on Martin Luther King Day 2014, he filed a grievance against District Attorney Charles Sebesta, who wrongfully convicted him.

Graves started the Anthony Graves Foundation to give children left behind by the criminal justice system a choice and a chance to live happy, productive lives and to become the powerful new foundation of our communities. AGF promotes fairness and affects reform in our criminal justice system by fighting for those who have been wrongfully convicted, those with overly harsh sentences, and cases of actual innocence. 

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Strange Fruit and Lemonade: Music, Race, Gender, Class, Place (Roundtable One)

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); 3-14.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger, 512.245.2188
Campus Sponsor:
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, Department of History, Common Experience

Conversations about music, gender, race, history, class, and regional identity using an iconic Billie Holiday song and a Beyoncé album as focal points. Speakers include experts on jailhouse music, jazz, gender and Latinx music in Texas, African-American life and music in Houston, and the soul scene in Memphis: Caroline Gnagy (author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History), Dr. Tyina Steptoe (University of Arizona), Dr. Deborah Vargas (Rutgers University), Dr. Zandria Robinson (Rhodes College), Dr. Kinitra Brooks (UTSA), and Texas State's own Dr. Jason Mellard and Dr. Kevin Mooney.

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Strange Fruit and Lemonade: Music, Race, Gender, Class, Place (Roundtable Two)

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger, 512.245.2188
Campus Sponsor:
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, Department of History, Common Experience

Conversations about music, gender, race, history, class, and regional identity using an iconic Billie Holiday song and a Beyoncé album as focal points. Speakers include experts on jailhouse music, jazz, gender and Latinx music in Texas, African-American life and music in Houston, and the soul scene in Memphis: Caroline Gnagy (author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History), Dr. Tyina Steptoe (University of Arizona), Dr. Deborah Vargas (Rutgers University), Dr. Zandria Robinson (Rhodes College), Dr. Kinitra Brooks (UTSA), and Texas State's own Dr. Jason Mellard and Dr. Kevin Mooney.

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