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Toasts & Topics: Hot Takes on Confederate Monuments


Confederate monument covered in graffiti after a protest in Virginia. Image courtesy of Kristen Zeis – Virginian-Pilot via AP.


As the first Black cultural district in the state of Texas, Six Square's programming centers on the Black experience in Austin as it relates to history, culture, and more. Six Square's latest programming series Toast and Topics invited Lauren Lluveras, a Black Studies PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin, and Kendyll Gross, Art Galleries at Black Studies Education Coordinator, to be in conversation about "hot takes" on Confederate monuments. The pair discuss the history of these statues--and explore the arguments surrounding their removal--over drinks. Grab your own glass and tune in!