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Why we think it's important to talk about our criminal justice system as a community. It impacts all of us in a social, political, economical, and moral level. Come join the conversation tonight focusing on reform and reentry at @impacthubaustin. Doors open at 6pm. Free with RSVP. Event details in bio.

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Tomorrow evening is the big night. We can't wait to hear from community champions that are impacting how society should give formerly incarcerated second chances with life after prison. Thank you, @ispeaktruthtopower, Latreese Cooke, @laurenfreenow, Darwin Hamilton, @imkatieford and @steviehairnandez. And special s/o to our co-host @impacthubaustin and their beautiful event space. Doors open 6pm. Discussion begins at 6.30pm. Free with RSVP. Event details in bio link.

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Congrats to @pca_centex and ED, @landonj24 for this morning's "Reclaiming Youth Sports." Kicking off the new academic year to youths, parents, and coaches! Leadership starts from within...on and off the courts...in and out of the classroom. The choice is yours...make it great! Wise words and humor from NBA Hall of Famer and former President of Detroit Pistons, @joe4dumars and former Phoenix Suns GM and local great, Lance Blanks..strive for excellence, be humble, stay present, and take each day/game/circumstance as a way to learn and grow! πŸ€—πŸ€©πŸ˜β˜πŸΌβœŠπŸ½πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ’ͺ🏾

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We look forward to hearing the voices and narratives of our guest panelists and moderator for our August Community Conversation on Tuesday, 8/14 from 6:00-8:30pm. Come join to learn from the subject matter experts discussing Criminal Justice Reform and Reentry. So grateful for these champions to take time out of their busy evenings to share their insights and perspectives. Thank you, @ispeaktruthtopower, Latreese Cook, @imkatieford, Darwin Hamilton, @steviehairnandez, & @laurenfreenow. Thanks to our co-hosts, @impacthubaustin, for your beautiful venue space. Event link in the bio. Free. Please RSVP. βœŠπŸ½πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΏ

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Happy Baba Jie means ε…«ε…«θŠ‚ or ηˆΈηˆΈθŠ‚: 'August 8th Day' or 'Fathers' Day' in China and Taiwan (historically, since WWII...however, now, many celebrate the 3rd Sunday in June like Western nations). Baba is the same sound that means father (爸爸) and the number eight (ε…«-ba) August 8th ε…«ε…«. Cheers to all the dads and father-figures, we hope you get to relax today! Special love to our 爸爸, who coincidentally is 88 this year too. ε…«ε…« x ✌🏽. S/O to @planetfitness for your amazing hydromassage beds πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€©πŸ˜Ž #babajie #fathersday

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This makes us love the "Peanuts" gang even more. πŸ’–πŸ’βœŠπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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#46, STOP. 🀚🏻 Just stop. πŸ›‘ Thank you, @kingjames πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ #BeBest

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Sending our weird, warm, and worldly well-wishes to the Austin #SYLEP18 group, who will be ending their program today. Safe travels whether you return back to Saudi or plan to extend and travel in the States. We miss and love you!! Ψ±Ψ­Ω„Ψ§Ψͺ Ψ’Ω…Ω†Ψ© πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’πŸ’Œβœˆ

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Teamwork makes the dream work. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Girls run the world! πŸ€—πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ˜Žβ™€οΈβœŒπŸ½βœŠπŸ½πŸŒπŸ’ #wonderwomen #grateful

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Final full day in Austin. Project planning in the morning. Graffiti park. Farewell dinner @casamariarestaurant. Dancing with @thedalewatson. Karaoke at @highballaustin. #KSAinUSA #SYLEP18 #keepingaustinweird

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Thank you so much to everyone that made our Panel Discussion on Immigration a successπŸ‘πŸΌ thank you to Sarah Valdes of @raicestexas, Pooja Sethi, Pedro Villalobos and Sera Bonds of @circleofhealth and moderator Ana Maria Rea of @raicestexas for participating! Thanks, @slabbbq for catering this event, and to all who came to learn & donate to immigration resourcesπŸ™ŒπŸΌ the next step is volunteering your time, talents, and treasure to these organizations and others working toward equal rights for immigrant peopleπŸ‘πŸ»

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Today our #SYLEP2018 participants enjoyed their time volunteering with @bgcaustin we got to teach them arts & crafts, songs & dances, chess, and even their Arabic names! πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦ All after a delicious Syrian refugee homemade catered lunch that everyone (including the kids) devoured! πŸ˜‹

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Major shout-outs in order for our wonderful #SYLEP2018 partners yesterday! Thank you to @capitalfactory & Patrice for our inspiring tour & information on Austin entrepreneurship, and to Jen Slaski Halligan from @prune_and_bloom & Honey Bee Consulting for helping us find & own our strengths as leadersπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸ½

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One of our fave places in Austin. #balconyview #SYLEP18 #Austin

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Thank you @caritasofaustin for not only what you do in #Austin for the homeless, but what you do for volunteers to gain a perspective of how we must serve together to love and build community. #SYLEP18-Austin got a chance to feed about 300 people in 90 minutes for lunch this morning. We prepped, we served, and we cleaned up in an air-conditioned building while it was 110 degrees outside today. The Saudis taught us homelessness is not common in their country...perhaps it's their families that live together until marriage, or that their government provides free public university tuition and healthcare insurance to their citizens. πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’•

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Attention Austin!!! Wednesday evening BRAVE will be hosting a panel discussion on immigrationπŸ™ŒπŸΌ the event is RSVP only, and we're asking attendees to consider a minimum suggested $10 donation to local nonprofits in the trenches helping families affected by current immigration policies. Your donation will help to benefit @americangateways @circleofhealth and @raicestexas - who are all represented on the panel! Come see us on the 25th from 6:00-8:30PM at ACC Highland campus! RSVP NOW (before 10pm today) VIA LINK IN BIOπŸ‘πŸΌ

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We came. We played. We (didnt) conquer. Escape room escapades followed by dinner on Lake Austin. #SYLEP18

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Meet @pedro_a_villalobos, one of the panelist for our upcoming community conversation on immigration. Pedro received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and is currently an Assistant County Attorney with the Travis County Attorney's Office. He also serves as a pro bono lawyer for people being detained while migrating to the States. He promotes and requests any donations to @americangateways. See you July 25th at @accdistrict. Doors open at 6pm. Come early for food & networking. Panel discussion starts at 6.45pm. RSVP on Eventbrite required. Can't wait to hear more from these expert voices & perspectives. Event details in bio. See you Wed!!

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