It’s more important now than ever that we continue the fight for racial justice. We cannot let the momentum we’ve created come to a halt now, even during the Covid-19 pandemic. A lot of good has come out of the recent protests, but there is still so much more work to do.
Below is a list of online events taking place between Friday, July 3 – Thursday, July 9. If we have missed something, please email us at email@example.com so we can add it to this list.
***Please note: Austin Mayor Steve Adler has issued an order Friday that bans gatherings of more than 10 people indoors and outdoors. There are a number of exceptions to the rule, however, in Gov. Greg Abbott’s order allowing local governments to enact the limitations. For this reason, we are only listing online events in this post.***
A special screening and post screening discussion of “Hamilton” which is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre–a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
Showcasing amazing art work including 3D sculptures, photography, illustrations, graphics, and fine art from around the world from those that have come together to support justice for all and are in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hosted by the Austin Justice Coalition, this will be a talk with the families of Javier Ambler, Enrique Quiroz and Mike Ramos – all victims of police violence/ brutality – and an opportunity to discuss ways we can support them as they continue to fight for justice for their loved ones.
Black Lives Matter Virtual Art Exhibition Opening Night
Saturday, July 4 at 6:00-9:00PM (CST)
View at ArtistMovement.org
Hosted by The Artist Movement, this show is for Black artists to express, to process, to promote, to celebrate. Show opens July 4 at 6:00PM and works will be on view in online gallery through August 4.
Hosted by Violet Crown Yoga, this is a family friendly class held on the first Sunday of every month that will raise money for organizations fighting for social justice. Only one donation per family is necessary. This month, all proceeds will benefit Austin Justice Coalition.
Engaging the voices and talents of young black artists/activists to share positivity with others in these dark times and inspire people to invest in charitable causes supporting the black community. In lieu of tickets they are asking everyone to make a $10 (or more) donation to Black Lives Matter.
Talking to Kids About Race & Racism: The Elementary School Years
Thursday, July 9 at 5:30-7:00PM
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Austin Child Guidance Center is offering a FREE 90-minute panel discussion to help parents and caregivers engage in an on-going dialogue about race and racism. This is their 2nd discussion in the series and will focus on elementary aged children. Panelists from ACGC will be joined by local experts to discuss the impact of facing racism in school, society, and life on a child’s mental health. Click here to view the recording of their first discussion on June 11th.
Toward Freedom, a Discussion on Race and Class w/ Touré Reed
Thursday, July 9 at 7:00-8:00PM
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Professor Touré Reed of Illinois State University will give a talk about how race reductionism distracts from not only the economic inequity of African Americans, but of all working people, and how a multiracial coalition of the working-class combined with social-democratic policies are the only means to solving black poverty and racial disparities.