What to Watch: January 28 – February 1

From 6-7 p.m. today, several members of the state Legislature are holding a panel discussion titled “The Texas Water Crisis: Finding and Funding a Solution.” The discussion will take place at the Cactus Cafe and is free and open to the public.

From 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, members of Afrikan-American Affairs and the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are hosting a rededication of the Barbara Jordan statue on campus to mark the fifth anniversary of its existence. Jordan was a prominent civil rights leader and Texas politician who became the first southern African-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

From 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, the International Socialist Organization is holding a free panel discussion of current threats to ethnic and identity studies centers. This event is particularly timely now, as earlier this month the National Association of Scholars released a report accusing UT and Texas A&M faculty members of focusing too much on issues of race, class and gender in introductory U.S. history courses.