• UO Happenings: Urban Outfitters + Teen Vogue In Conversation in Austin


    To kick off our week of events this week in Austin, TX, we’re excited to announce a special panel series curated by the editors of Teen Vogue: an afternoon of discussions on the intersection of art and activism this Sunday, March 12 from 12-4pm at Space 24 Twenty (2420 Guadalupe Street). All events are free, all ages, and open to the public.

    Here’s the full rundown of the day’s events: 

    The Intersection of Art x Activism: Using your Voice as a Tool for Change
    12-12:45pm
    Moderator Elaine Welteroth, editor of Teen Vogue, in conversation with Rowan Blanchard and Grace Dunham

    Rowan Blanchard is one of the most exciting, smart, and articulate voices of her generation. An actress known for her role in “Girl Meets World,” Rowan is also an outspoken voice on the topic of feminism, political activism, humanitarianism, leadership, and the responsibility that comes with having a platform and audience. 

    Grace Dunham is a writer, activist, and speaker on issues of gender and identity — a compelling, candid, and inspiring voice on the subjects of queer liberation, personal journeys with gender, and discovering a sense of self.  


    People Aren’t Illegal: The Importance of Immigration and Asylum 
    1-1:45pm
    Moderator Angy Rivera of the NYS Youth Leadership Council, in conversation with Lauren Jauregui and Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

    Lauren Jauregui is a member of the band Fifth Harmony and an active voice on the topics of immigration and human rights amid the current political climate. Her open letters in response to Trump’s executive orders have been shared far and wide across the internet, imploring youth to fight back against xenophobia, racism, homophobia, sexism, and more. 

    Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of of Muslim Girl, an online magazine for Muslim women. The most-read platform for Muslim women’s voices in the country, Muslim Girl has forged a new path by bringing Muslim women's issues to the forefront of mainstream media coverage. 

    Moderator Angy Rivera is a Colombian immigrant living in New York City. She is a core member at the New York State Youth Leadership Council, an undocumented youth-led organization that works to empower communities around the right to education, creating opportunities for undocumented youth to achieve all of their goals. 


    Being Queer — And Fierce — During a Donald Trump Presidency
    2-2:45pm
    A conversation with Connor Franta, Grace Dunham, and Reina Gossett

    Connor Franta is an award-winning vlogger, LGBTQ+ philanthropist, writer, and founder of the brand Common Culture. Connor works to communicate messages of awareness and respect to his millions of online followers, championing equality and positivity across the community. 

    Grace Dunham is a writer, activist, and speaker on issues of gender and identity — a compelling, candid, and inspiring voice on the subjects of queer liberation, personal journeys with gender, and discovering a sense of self.  

    Reina Gossett is filmmaker and speaker, known for work as both an activist and advocate for trans rights. Reina is current Activist Fellow at Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women.  


    PRYNT Scavenger Hunt
    3-4pm
    To round out the day, we're teaming up with Prynt on a special scavenger hunt (using their app) leading up to their show on Friday with Chloe x Halle. Answer questions about the duo for a chance to win $$ to UO! 


    Read more about the UO Live events we are hosting in Austin