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2018 Summer Dialogues On Activism

2018 Summer Dialogues for Activism

#DFATXST

Free and open to the public

8:30 a.m. free coffee and snacks

LBJ Museum of San Marcos

131 N. Guadalupe St., San Marcos, TX 78666

http://lbjmuseum.com/


Dialogues for Activism (DfA) seek to nurture discussions and communities dedicated to critical challenges of social change.

Each session will be organized around three presenters – usually two activists and a scholar -- who will each introduce who they are, what work they do, and why they do it.

Moderators will introduce speakers, ask follow-up questions of panelists, and encourage community discussion.

Presenters will speak for 5-10 minutes each, followed by questions from the moderator for 5-10 minutes, followed by questions and discussion with the community. The more time there is for audience discussion the better.

MC / Greeters will call sessions to order with a two-minute overview of intentions and introduce moderators. The MC / Greeter will sit with the audience.

Contact: Greg Moses (rm95@txstate.edu); Jo Ann Carson (jc28@txstate.edu)

Live Tweet the Dialogues! Use #DFATXST
and follow along @JusticeTalkTXST

DfAflyer2018 (PDF, 56 KB)

June 8 on Immigration

8:30 a.m. free coffee and snacks

Session A: 9 am - 10:15 am

Dialogue 1: DACA, DREAMers, & SB4

MC/Greeter: Jordan Buckley, Mano Amiga

José Caceres

Alejandro Caceres, Grassroots Leadership

Michelle Sotolongo, SCOPE

Moderator: Isabel Esparza, SCOPE
 

Dialogue 2: Immigration and Intersectionality

Session B: 10:30 am - 12 pm

Sulma Franco, Grassroots Leadership

Yunuen Alvarado, SCOPE

Leonardo De La Garza, Esq.

Moderator: Robert Garcia, TXST


June 15 on Education

Dialogue 1: The Texas State Sit In

8:30 a.m. free coffee and snacks

Session A: 9 am - 10:15 am

Claudia Gasponi, TXST Student Government

Monica Richerson, Lambda

Cassidy Wright, BSA

Moderator: Dr. Scott Bowman, TXST

MC/Greeter: Anne Halsey, SMCISD
 

Dialogue 2: Overcoming the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Session B: 10:30 am - 12 pm

Susan Seaton, Texas State Teachers Association

Joel Ware, Jr., Hays Co. Juvenile Center

Gary Fields, Jr., TXST

Moderator: Clem Cantu, SMCISD

MC/Greeter: Shannon FitzPatrick, TXST


June 22 on Community

8:30 a.m. free coffee and snacks

Session A: 9 am - 10:15 am

Dialogue 1: Gentrification

Marlon Davis, San Antonio

Salena Santibañez, San Antonio

Dr. Shetay N. Ashford, TXST

Moderator: Tomas Diaz de Leon, TXST

MC/Greeter: Diann McCabe, League of Women Voters
 

Dialogue 2: Deliberative Dialogue on Equitable Housing

Session B: 10:30 am - 12 pm

Facilitator: Jo Ann Carson, TXST

A deliberative dialogue explores problems and policy options with small group breakout sessions

MC/Greeter: Melissa Millecam, LBJ Museum of San Marcos


Co-Sponsors - Dialogues for Activism - #DFATXST

LBJ Museum of San Marcos, Philosophy Dialogue Series,

Philosophy Department, Honors College, History Department,

@JusticeTalkTXST, Lambda, Office of Disability Services,

Mano Amiga, San Marcos Cinema Club