Austin Founder Lions Club

Perspectives on Human Rights & Social Justice

  • 11 Jul 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TSBVI, 1100 W 45th Street, Building 603, Austin TX 78756


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • make your meal selection (if any) at the next step
  • make your meal selection (if any) at the next step

Perspectives on human rights and social justice in America

July 11, 2019

 Nelson Linder
Introduced by Lion John Nyfeler

Nelson Linder, born in Georgia in 1958, arrived in Austin in 1981, after serving in the US Army. He graduated from Huston-Tillotson University in ’84 with a degree in personnel management and industrial relations and went into the insurance business, initially with Allstate. He has owned and operated Linder Insurance Agency since 2006.

In 1992, he founded the controversial Garvey/Allen/Washington project, an organization that combined the philosophies of Marcus Garvey, Richard Allen and Booker T. Washington. The organization focused on self-empowerment and social justice for African Americans.

In 2000, he was elected president of the Austin NAACP. He has been interviewed by The Washington Post, CNN, BET and media throughout Texas. His work on police brutality has received national recognition. Linder’s 2005 role in establishing the African American Quality of Life Initiative led to the creation in Austin of the African American Resource Advisory Commission the following year.

Since 2006, Linder has served as a radio talk show host on KAZI 88.7 FM on a show that combines music with current affairs and emphasizes local participation as the key to political empowerment.

Linder compares his work to a crusade and believes valuable lessons learned from the past are the key to the future of the human rights movement.

Featured Lunch Meal $12:

Chicken Fried Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Pecan Pie 

Optional Lunch Meal $12:
Chef Salad

Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Texas Commission for the Blind.
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.

 Drive slowly on Campus! 
Remember that the speed limit at TSBVI is 10 mph.

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