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Lecture Series

Liberation in the Americas, a speaker and panel series from September 2020 to April 2021, brings national and international multi-disciplinary, humanities-oriented scholars and experienced organizers to the Laredo community to engage community members and students in the ideas and actions embedded in struggles for liberation in the Americas.

Topics include the recent evolution of a philosophy of liberation, liberation from gender based violence, black liberation, and the dilemma of cultural assimilation among immigrant families. Certain speakers will present on a panel with local leaders who are confronting the same issue(s) discussed in order to weigh theoretical and historical vantage points against “real world” experiences stemming from the nuts and bolts perspective of those running an organization that directly impacts those afflicted populations.

 

All talks are free and open to the public.

Series Lineup

Hover over any of the boxes below to find out more event details and register for our upcoming lectures.


Dr. Grant Silva

Black Lives, Black Liberation



Tuesday, February 23
7 p.m. CST

Immigration & Cultural Liberation



Thursday, March 4
7 p.m. CST

Liberation from Gender-Based Violence



Thursday, March 25
7 p.m. CST

 

Events are co-hosted online by Texas A&M International University and the Laredo Public Library, and made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Previous Events

 

“The Liberation of Philosophy: From Ideology to Social Criticism and Creativity"

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Select High Schools, in Laredo and Brownsville, TX
  • Live Streamed 
 “Decolonizing ‘Diversity’: On the Epistemic Value of Diversity in Higher Education”
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30 pm
  • Live Streamed 

 

 

For more information, contact Alfonso Vergaray at 956.326.2604 or alfonso.vergaray@tamiu.edu or William Nolen at 956.326.2660 or william.nolen@tamiu.edu 

 

The Liberation in the Americas series is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.