Panelists announced for 11/17 screening

November’s KLRU Community Screening is Nov. 17 at 7 p.m at KLRU. We’ll be showing the film “Power Paths” and have a panel discussion on energy issues. RSVP here

Confirmed speakers include:

Michael Holland is General Counsel at PowerFin Partners — a provider of financing for cost-competitive and reliable turnkey solar systems. Prior to joining PowerFin, Holland worked with the UT Humanities Institute and UT Law School’s Rapoport Center for Human Rights.  Holland has extensive experience in Indian law (having worked with tribes and tribal corporations on various legal matters), chairing the Yale NALSA (Native American Law Students’ group), organizing and leading a course on Federal Indian law and co-founding the Longhorn American Indian Council at UT.

Dr. Shannon Speed is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas.  She was recently named assistant vice president for community engagement in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin where she is responsible for community partnerships through the Community Engagement Incubator, the Volunteer and Service Learning Center, the Regional Foundation Library, the Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships, the DDCE Faculty Fellows Program, the African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation, and Art and Social Engagement. Additionally she remains coordinator of the Indigenous Studies Initiative.

Gerald Torres is the Bryant Smith Chair in Law at The University of Texas School of Law and a former president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). A leading figure in critical race theory, Torres is also an expert in agricultural and environmental law. Previously, Torres served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as counsel to then U.S. attorney general Janet Reno. Torres has served on the board of the Environmental Law Institute, the National Petroleum Council and on EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

KLRU Community Screenings made possible with support from Austin Community College