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Mexican American Literature

Biographies of Houston Authors.

Biography

Bryan Parras

Bryan Parras is a Houston filmmaker who specializes in the documentation of environmental and social justice movement stories. As organizer / media coordinator oft.e.j.a.s.(Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services), Mr. Parras has recently worked on location throughout the south and southwest chronicling events in greater New Orleans and rural Louisiana after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, environmental justice and immigrant rights actions in Houston’s Manchester neighborhood and Taylor TX, and the huge groundswell of support for unjustly incarcerated African-American youth in Jena LA.Mr. Parras is a Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) practitioner and also specializes in videography / still photography documentation of the TO process. He has created video TO training materials for the NIEHS and collaborated with numerous regional environmental justice organizations, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to document conferences, workshops, and regulatory hearings. Bryan Parras holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Texas @ Austin. He co-produces a weekly radio program–Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say–for Pacifica Network station, KPFT (90.1FM). He has presented with John Sullivan at numerous U.S. EPA Community Involvement conferences, the Alaska Environmental Forum, and the Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed annual conference (Chapel HillNC 2006).

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