Human rights -- the idea that every human has rights we are born with -- is still an idea. Although many work to promote human rights, many others work for profit, greed, and power. The struggle to define, justify, and solidify human rights for all people is ongoing, and we know that education and compassion are key to improving human conditions. Use the resources below to … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: Human Rights
Last night I participated in one of the most important acts of political theater that I have ever witnessed. As Republicans attempted to force themselves onto the bodies of Texas women, a chain of events began that ultimately led to the Texas State Capitol being rocked by chants of "Wendy!" The extremely conservative Texas Republican caucus in both houses took it as their … [Read more...] about #SB5, The People’s Filibuster & Unbridled Power: A Night With the Texas Legislature
Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change Center for Mexican American Studies - UT Austin February 5-7, 2014 Keynote Address: Dr. Claudio Lomnitz, Columbia University Author of The Return of Ricardo Flores Magón: Ideology and Absence in the Mexican Revolution (Zone Books). This conference traces various efforts to imagine a better, more … [Read more...] about CFP: Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change (Due 9/1)
Recently The Heritage Foundation published a study arguing a $600+ billion dollar cost to the American Economy if virtually anything were done to "fix" immigration policy. The big fuss started, however, when Richwine's 2009 dissertation became national news. Since then, the Heritage Foundation ended Richwine's very lucrative fellowship, and he's been labeled (accurately) as a … [Read more...] about UT Professor Richard Valencia Refutes Richewine’s Update on Biological Racism
In this week's #SaturdaySchool @ABoyNamedArt & @ProfRagsdale discussed MTV and the role of music videos as tools of various social rights campaigns over the last forty years. Since its debut in August of 1981, MTV (Music Television) has served as the cultural outlet for youth-oriented musical genres. From rock-n-roll and new wave to hip-hop and boy bands, the artists … [Read more...] about #SaturdaySchool: MTV & Social Change in the U.S.