WHAT: The Longhorn American Indian Council hosts a Women’s Forum highlighting female leaders and their contributions in the Austin area.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 20).
WHERE: Texas Union Showroom at The University of Texas at Austin campus. (Maps of UT Austin can be obtained at the following Web site: www.utexas.edu/maps/main).
BACKGROUND: Nailah Sankofa, co-founder of TRIBES: Black Artist Support Network and Coop, will be a featured performer at a Women’s Forum held in honor of Women’s History Month by the Longhorn American Indian Council. Sankofa is a professional artist and designer and a published poet. The forum will include a fireside chat to discuss important contributions of female leaders to local political, environmental and social issues and the role of their activism in shaping Austin’s past, present and future.
Other guest speakers include Pamela Kingfisher, executive director of the Indigenous Woman’s Network; Cynthia Perez, co-founder of La Pena Latino Arts Organization; and Deborah R. Duncan, LMSW, site supervisor for Blackland and Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Centers.
The event is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Kathleen Blalock at the Longhorn American Indian Council (512) 232-2960 or the Multicultural Information Center at (512) 232-2958.