Race and Social Justice in Art

CHAPTER 12: Additional Resources

ACLU of Texas: The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is the leading civil rights organization in the Lone Star State. Since their formation in 1938, they have worked in the courts, the legislature, and through public education to protect civil rights and individual liberty.

Anti-Defamation League, Austin: ADL’s Central Texas Region’s banner programs include No Place for Hate®, fighting hatred and encouraging diversity in schools K-12, and Community of Respect® encouraging respect and inclusion in all other areas of the community.

Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals: Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals [AAULYP’s or YP’s] are committed to helping make Austin a better city through diversity and urban culture.

Austin Justice Coalition: The Austin Justice Coalition (AJC) serves people who are historically and systematically impacted by gentrification, segregation, over policing, a lack of educational and employment opportunities, and other institutional forms of racism in Austin.

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas in Austin: The DDCE works with a broad range of student, faculty, staff, and community constituents to help The University of Texas at Austin connect its intellectual resources to communities across Texas and offer education to those who may face the greatest challenges in accessing it.

NAACP, Austin:  The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Six Square, Austin: The organization was created in 2013 as an outgrowth of the City Council’s African American Quality of Life Initiative, which detailed widespread disparities, racial biases, and a decreasing Black population.

YWCA, Austin:  The Young Women’s Christian Association is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. They’ve been at the forefront of the biggest issues of the day for over 111 years , working to improve the lives of women, girls and communities of color through local programming,  services and client-informed advocacy.

Reading and Education

 
The Abolition Movement and Black Lives Matter Protests: Working Towards Liberation For All: A Primer created by LatinxSpaces to inform on issues and connect resources on how to help.⁣

Changing the Things I Cannot Accept: Museums Are Not Neutral: Initiated and edited by Tanya S. Autry, Art Stuff Matters. Also includes SOCIAL JUSTICE & MUSEUMS RESOURCE LIST for further links and reading.

Dr. Edmund Gordon’s Racial Geography Tour of UT Austin: Learn how racism, patriarchy and the militarist nationalism of the New South are embodied in campus architecture and landscaping.

Economic violence: the most socially acceptable form of racism: Artist and musician Paul Rucker tells us why we need to move our antiracism protests beyond the streets and into every aspect of our lives.

The Narrative: Created by UT’s Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS), “The Narrative” combines a wide variety of resources to inspire us to think, ask questions, and marvel at the world of Black material culture.

 

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