The University of Arizona announced this week that they have received a $50 million gift from the Agnese Haury estate to establish a program focused on the environment and social justice in the Southwest. The focus of Paulo Freire Freedom School at both the Downtown and University locations is social justice and environmental sustainability. We are excited about the learning opportunities this UA program will open up for our students.
“Haury’s gift will support scientific and cultural studies rooted in the environment and social justice, especially in the American Southwest. Agnese Haury – who was the widow of renowned UA professor Emil W. Haury, who headed what was then the Department of Anthropology – had long been concerned about the critical challenges facing the planet and its peoples, including the preservation and understanding of valued cultures, ecosystems and landscapes; human rights and international relations; environmental change; and issues facing immigrants and indigenous peoples.” Read More at UANews.