The 2017 and 2018 Symposia featured special training sessions, “EXPLORING TEXAS FREEDOM COLONIES,” and “COOL RESEARCH – UNIQUE TEXAS HISTORY PROCESSES AND PROJECTS,” that gave Texas educators and administrators in attendance the opportunity to earn CPE credits.
Videos produced in collaboration with Clay History and Education Services, Inc., provide insight into the items discussed and the lessons learned. Click below for Episode 1. Other episodes may be found on the Clay History & Edu Svcs Channel on YouTube.
The 2019 Symposium will take huge leap forward – changing the venue to the campus of Prairie View A&M University, the date to June 19, and the name to “Aya” Symposium after the Adinkra “fern” symbol which connotes endurance and resourcefulness – the epitome of Texas Freedom Colonies.
Even with these changes, the basics of the symposium remain intact, including a focus on Texas Freedom Colonies, adherence to the broad symposium objectives established in 2017, and an association with the Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival.
The 2019 Aya Symposium theme is “EDUCATION – THE FOUNDATON FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN TEXAS FREEDOM COLONIES”