Congratulations Daina R. Berry on another outstanding perspective on the meaning of Juneteenth. After 155 years, Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Americans, is being acknowledged as a holiday by corporations and state governments across the country. Today, we consider why, throughout its history, Juneteenth has gained prominence at moments of pain in the struggle for black liberation in America. We also ask: What does freedom mean now? Guest: Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading: In a project examining the history and import of Juneteenth, we ask: What is freedom in America? Opal [...]
Aileen Bumphus Recognized by Diverse Education Saluting this Year’s Top 35 Women in Higher Education
The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates Dr. Aileen Bumphus, Associate Vice President of the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence on your selection by Diverse Education as one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education.
The Junior League of Austin (JLA) announced Town Lake (TX) Chapter member, Toya Cirica Bell, as JLA's 2020 Volunteer Extraordinaire. Each year the League awards this honor to a Sustaining member who "has utilized past League training to demonstrate and promote volunteerism into the community beyond their active years with the League." https://issuu.com/thejuniorleagueofaustin/docs/spring_2020_jla_capitalines/46
The Town Lake (TX) Chapter is proud to announce that chapter member Daina Ramey Berry, chair of the University of Texas History Department, was featured on MSNBC on Sunday, June 14, 2020, to speak about the significance of Tulsa's 'Black Wall Street' at this moment of time.
Joya Hayes-Regional Director-Elect for the South Central Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates our member Joya Hayes on becoming the 26th South Central Regional Director-Elect of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated!
Please join the Town Lake(TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in congratulating Daina Ramey Berry, she was recently selected to serve as The Chair of the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin beginning Fall 2020. Below is the link to the news release. https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/history/news/daina-ramey-berry-selected-new-chair-of-history-department
The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates our own dynamic member, Wendolyn Washington as a recipient of The Girl Scouts of Central Texas Honored 19 Community Leaders on April 20, 2020. Our very own, Wendolyn Washington, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Intel, seasoned professional and human resource executive who has worked at several major hi-tech companies including Dell Computers, AMD, and Intel was one of the honorees. Congratulations on a very well-deserved recognition. Listen to her message of service and giving back to our community. Wendolyn's Message
Congratulations Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated member Simone Talma Flowers on being awarded Communitarian of the Year and the Keynote Conversation Leader for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
On Friday, February 21, 2020, Daina Ramey Berry, an award-winning author, black history maker, unveiler, The University of Texas at Austin professor, and Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated member unveiled her new book “A Black Woman’s History of the United States” to a standing room only crowd! "A Black Women's History of the United States", is a vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country.
Congratulations Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated member, Veronica Jordan-Matlock for receiving the “Friend of Education” Award for all of her work in Austin ISD as it relates to #STEM and Engineering during the 37th African American Heritage Celebration.