Colloquia for 2006
- Dolores Huerta
Educator’s Talk and Dinner
University of Houston Main Campus
Cullen Performance Hall
University of Houston Main Campus
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along with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta co-founded what would become
the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).
Aside from currently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of the
United Farm Workers, she is the Vice-President for the Coalition
for Labor Union Women, the Vice-President of the California AFL-CIO,
and is a board member for the Fund For The Feminist Majority, which
advocates for the political and equal rights for women.
"Songs for Social Change"
- Educator Talk
Dinner and Discussion
Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 5:30pm
"Songs for Social Change"
Thursday, February 10, 2005, 7:00pm
Odetta is one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century.
Before Odetta, no solo woman performer (let alone an African American
woman) had toured the world singing folk, blues, Negro spirituals,
jazz, work and protest songs, while telling the stories of America's
southern experience. She is a pioneer, and one of
the first major influence on the careers of Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan,
Joan Baez, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Judy Collins, Tracy Chapman,
Carly Simon, Casandra Wilson and Jewel, to name a few.
Colloquia for 2004
"THE IDEA OF FREEDOM 1900 - 2004"
Thursday, September 16, 2004, 4:30-6:30pm
Kiva, College of Education, University of Houston Main Campus
Thursday, September 16, 2004, 7:30-9:00pm
Houston Room, University Center, University of Houston Main Campus
Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia
University and ranks among our era's most distinguished historians.
"THE FILMMAKER AS HISTORIAN"
Monday, February 16, 2004, 4:30-6:30pm
Great Hall, Alumni Center, University of Houston
Filmmaker as Historian"
Monday, February 16, 2004, 7:30-9:00pm
Cullen Performance Hall, Main Campus, University of Houston
Lee is one of Hollywood's most important and influential filmmakers.
His topical and critically acclaimed films have launched the careers
of several young black actors and his work puts him at the forefront
of the Black New Wave in American cinema. In addition to his feature
films, Lee has also produced and directed numerous music videos,
documentaries and sports programs. Additionally, Lee has written
six books on the making of his films and has recently completed
writing a children's book.
Thursday, February 13, 2003, 1-3 pm
“Practical Issues in Teaching History”
Farish Hall, University of Houston
Thursday, February 13, 2003, Reception: 6:30 pm Lecture: 7:00 pm
“Lies My Teacher Told me About African-American History”
University of Houston Hilton, Waldorf
Friday, February 14, 2003 , 9-11:30 am
“Lies My Teacher Told Me and How To Do Better”
KIVA, Farish Hall, University of Houston
"AMERICA TODAY AND AMERICA PAST"
September 23, 2003
University of Houston Main Campus, Cullen Performance Hall
a professor emeritus of history and political science at Boston
University, is one of the most famous social historians of our time.
This activist, pacifist and author of A People's History of
the United States as well as many other books was raised in
a working-class home. He worked in a shipyard after high school
and then joined the Air Force, where he fought in World War II as
a bombardier. Later he taught at Spelman College in Atlanta, where
he began to form his idea that the way to solve the problems in
government is to work from the bottom up, starting with the people.
"WHY MULTICULTURALISM MATTERS"
Wednesday, February 13, 2002
of Houston Hilton, Waldorf Ballroom
"HISPANICS AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICA"
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
University of Houston Hilton, Waldorf Ballroom
Richard Rodriguez is one of our country's most perceptive commentators
about ethnicity, race and class. With the publication of Brown: The
Last Discovery of America, he completes his trilogy on American public
life that he began with the highly acclaimed memoirs Hunger of Memory
(1982) and Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father
(1992). In Brown, he argues that Hispanics are coloring an American
identity that traditionally has chosen to describe itself as black
and white. The New Yorker praises his work, calling him a writer
of unusual grace and clarity, eloquent in all his reflections...He
speaks with authority, in a voice of true clarity, and it is impossible
to doubt him.
October 18, 2002
University of Houston, Cullen Performance Hall
One of the country's prominent political dissidents, Noam Chomsky
professor at MIT, a renowned authority on linguistics, and the author
more than 30 books examining such topics as U.S. foreign policy, human
rights, and the corporate media.
Nell Painter, Linda Gordon, and Allan Winkler
Saturday, October 26, 2002
University of Houston Hilton, Grand Ballroom
a renowned authority on race, gender, and violence in American culture,
is Edwards Professor of History and former director of African American
Studies at Princeton.
Gordon of NYU is the leading expert on the historical roots of
contemporary policy debates regarding women, African Americans,
and welfare policy.
Winkler of Miami University is one of the country's leading
authorities on WWII, the Cold War, the atom and American life, and
recent American history.
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Project for the Active Teaching of History
by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, PATH seeks
enhance the teaching of American history throughout the Gulf Coast
region. A joint project of Region 4 Education Service Center, the
of Houston Department of History and College of Education, and the
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, PATH will host a series of summer
teachers and colloquia for the general public.
additional information: Please contact Debra Williams, Education
in Science/Social Studies Services at Region 4 Education
Service Center, 713-744-6846 or firstname.lastname@example.org