ACC Hosts Discussion on Latino Activism in Austin, Oct. 19

ACC is co-sponsoring a program and panel discussion on the Brown Berets of Austin. Photo from the Austin History Center.

ACC’s Latino/Latin American Studies Center, in partnership with the Austin Public Library’s Austin History Center, is hosting a program and panel discussion on activism and the role played by the Brown Berets in championing the rights of Latinos in Austin. “Activism and the Brown Berets of Austin, Texas: 1970s – 1980s” will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd., Building G, Room 8100).

The discussion will begin with a keynote address by Dr. David Montejano, author of the book “Exploring the Political Edge with the Brown Berets.” There also will be a panel made up of individuals who participated in numerous local demonstrations in the seventies and eighties. Award-winning historian Dr. Lilia Rosas will serve as moderator.

“This event is an opportunity to learn not only about this tumultuous time in Austin’s history, but also to hear directly from the participants who helped make history and shape our city’s future,” says Dr. Mariano Diaz-Miranda, ACC history professor and director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Center.

The event is free and open to the public. It is part of the Austin History Center’s month-long series of events on the Brown Berets of Austin. For more information, visit the History Center’s website.

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