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2018 Summer Dialogues On Activism

2018 Summer Dialogues for Activism


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

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 (; Jo Ann Carson (

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