As we approach the presidential election, it’s more important now than ever that we continue the fight to end systemic racism. This means we have to learn, unlearn, act, support, donate, protest, listen. Whether you show up online or in person, you are doing the work necessary to make the change we so desperately need in this country and around the world.
Below is a list of local in person and online events taking place between Monday, October 5 – Saturday, October 10. If we have missed something, please email us at email@example.com so we can add it to this list. You can find additional resources on our website as well.
Black Lives Matter: A Resource Guide
Black-Owned Businesses in Austin
Black Artists in Austin
How the Protests Have Changed the World…So Far
Anti-Racism Education: A Resource Guide
The US Prison System – How the 13th Amendment Failed to End Slavery
Blackface – Is it Really Racist?
The Minstrel Show: Evolution of American Entertainment
The Gray Zone, Part 1 – I’m Not a White Girl
The Gray Zone, Part 2 – My Creole Heritage
The Gray Zone, Part 3 – They Called Them Freejacks
The Gray Zone, Part 4 – The HUMAN Race: A Way Forward
Javier Ambler Memorial Mural Reveal
Saturday, October 10 at 9:00-10:30AM (CST)
Home Slice Pizza (More Home Slice) – 1421 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
On March 28, 2019, Javier Ambler II died while being arrested by police in Austin, Texas, after fleeing from deputies who sought to stop him for a traffic violation. Ambler was tased multiple times by authorities.
This event is a gathering of friends, family, and neighbors to unveil the Javier Ambler Memorial Mural, painted by local portrait artist Devon Clarkson. In remembrance and celebration of Javier Ambler’s life, supporters will gather in the parking lot of Home Slice. There will be morning refreshments provided, a few speakers will share, and then Home Slice will be providing their legendary pizza on the patio.
Black Lives Matter: Worship and the Church, With Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Rev. Kaji Dousa
Monday, October 5 at 7:00-9:00PM (CST)
Facebook Live here
The movement for black lives is calling for a new reckoning with white supremacy. How is Black Lives Matter shaping worship and the church? Join community and congregational leaders, Kaji Dousa and Jacqui Lewis for a conversation about worship and the church within the movement of Black Lives Matter.
This event is financially supported by the Calvin Institute of Worship through a grant from Thriving in Ministry.
Join the LBJ Presidential Library for a 10-week webinar series tackling systemic racism in education and empowering stakeholders with information and tools to affect change in their schools and communities. This action-oriented series will scratch the surface answering the questions:
🔹 How did we get here?
🔹 Where are we now?
🔹 What can we do about it?
October 7th’s event: 🔶 WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? 🔶 Become an Activist for Equity in Education
Samantha Greenleaf, Educators in Solidarity
Paula White, Educators for Excellence
Kevin Malonson and Lindsay Sobel, TeachPlus
A Conversation on Racial Justice with Rhonda V. Magee
Thursday, October 8 at 7:00-8:30PM (CST)
The summer of 2020 has brought an awakening to many that we need to do our own “work” to help be part of the powerful call to bring about real change in our communities and country to ensure words, beliefs, acts, and policies of racism are no longer tolerated.
“Through mindfulness and deep compassion, any one of us, whatever our heritage, may become clearer about our relationship to racism and how we relate to others in ways that actually, though unintentionally, contribute to it.” – Rhonda V. Magee
$40 per person