2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Engage, Educate and Act to Reshape Eco-Diversity

Monday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St

STEM fields, green technology, and corporate leadership continue to suffer poor representation from African-Americans, Hispanics, and women. This critical issue needs to be tackled from the ground up. We must engage and educate youth in innovative ways to transform these sectors and build a truly diverse intellectual network for lasting community resilience. Green is the New Black is a sustainability-focused student organization that aims to “foster new shades of green” at historically black Huston-Tillotson University and in the wider community. GITNB members will discuss how student-led engagement, sustainability education, and community connections have impacted their student experience

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CarShandra Hollins at SXSW

CarShandra Hollins


Huston-Tillotson University

CarShandra Hollins AKA Shay; is a phenomenal woman who LIVES every moment, LAUGHS everyday and LOVES beyond words. She was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, where she attended New Mt. Carmel Bapti...

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Chika Okwor


Houston Tillotson University

Darrien Jones at SXSW

Darrien Jones

Freshman Class Pres

Huston-Tillotson University

Darrien Jones is a graduate of Robert G. Cole High School in San Antonio, where he was born and raised. He is currently a Freshman at Huston-Tillotson University (HT), majoring in Computer Informa...

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Dave Cortez at SXSW

Dave Cortez


Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter

Howdy! Name's Dave. I hail from El Chuco, Texas and serve as the Central Texas Organizer for Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign. After organizing in El Paso to defeat the ASARCO copper smelter from...

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