Well doesn't this bring out the light and joy on this chilly and wet day...? Makes us want to call our siblings and give them virtual hugs and kisses!!😍😎😘💖💝👫🏻#siblinglove#yourestrong
HUGE thank you to @genderinblender (Shane Whalley) for speaking #truthtopower on Thursday night for a Community Conversation on #nationalcomingoutday🌈. Missed the event but curious about what we covered? Check out our Facebook page for the livestream video! S/O to our co-host @impacthubaustin for your beautiful space and mission to create impact in the #ATX.
A dynamite way to end a long week...and a firecracker way to start @aclfestival. What performers are your must-sees for Weekend 2? Thank you @paulmccartney for your brilliance! 😎😍🤩💝💖
Happy #nationalcomingoutday🌈 to all!! We’re so excited to celebrate with @genderinblender tonight (Thurs 10/11) at @impacthubaustin north location at 6:30pm.
Shane (@genderinblender) will take us through some history, ally training, and conversation so we can all better support the array of experiences of folks who identify with the LGBTQ+ umbrella. #building#relationships#awareness#voices#engagement#communities#BRAVE#beBRAVE#lgbtq🌈 #pride#transpride .
Also! Thanks and s/o to the @lgbtnetwork for some facts and figures on how lived experiences of LGBTQ+ folks are impacted each and everyday:
Live: 32% of LGBT people reported they were told, or made to feel, they would not be welcome in a neighborhood because of their identity.
Learn: Over 85% of LGBT students report verbal harassment in school.
Work: 21% of LGB workers had been treated unfairly by an employer, and 90% of transgender workers experienced workplace harassment.
Play: 84% of Americans witnessed anti-LGBT behavior in sports.
Tomorrow night is our October's Community Conversation on LBGTQIA rights & equality. Fabulous facilitator @genderinblender will lead an interactive dialogue of what National Coming Out Day means and why after 30 years is still important. Overview of the frameworks of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expressions.Top issues facing the LGBTQIA communities. Talking about sexual orientation and gender identity with your kids. What allyship looks like.
Doors open at 6:30PM and there is ample free parking at co-host @impacthubaustin North location. Event is FREE with RSVP. Event link in bio. Invite a friend! Invite a neighbor! Let's build community! Let's be BRAVE! #beBRAVE#BRAVE
Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in Texas. Your vote and voice matter! 👊🏼✊🏽👏🏼✍🏻🙌🏾 #registertovote
Next Thursday our October's Community Conversation will be about LBGTQIA rights and equality. October 11th marks the 30th Anniversary of National Coming Out Day. Come join an interactive discussion with fabulous @genderinblender. Thanks to @impacthubaustin North for co-hosting this important conversation. 7-9pm (doors open 6.30) Event details in bio. Free w eventbrite RSVP. 🏳️🌈
A new Monday.
A new month.
A new chance to try something new.
What are you going to try in October that will get you out of your comfort zone...? #beBRAVE
We're planning a lot for 2019 and beyond and continue to love hosting our monthly Community Conversations. Thank you to the community champions @tiffanininini @sarateacher27, Bianca Neal of ReRoute Music, Chief Ashley Gonzalez of AISD Police, @sherwynnpattonlifeanew of Life Anew Restorative Practice, and Latreese Cooke of MEEELJ. The conversation of the School-to-Prison Pipeline was enlightening. It takes each of us to transform systems, habits, biases, and social justice. S/O to @greatermtzion for hosting us and being in the city for the city. 🙏🏾 Register for our next Community Conversation on LBGTQ+ Rights & Equality. Hosting it on National Coming Out Day-Oct 11, 7-9PM, at @impacthubaustin North. We are in for a treat to have @genderinblender facilitating the dialogue. Event details in bio link. Free w/Eventbrite RSVP. 🏳️🌈
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Thank you to everyone that came out yesterday to our monthly Community Conversation on the school-to-prison pipeline. Beyond grateful to the panelists @sarateacher27 @tiffanininini @sherwynnpattonlifeanew Bianca Neal, Latreese Cooke, and Chief Gonzalez, that shared their time, passion, and wealth of knowledge of the disproportionate tendency of students from disadvantaged backgrounds to become incarcerated, because of increasingly harsh school, municipal policies, and racial and class biases and prejudices. And let's call it what is...a system that is built with an institutional racism design with disproportionate amount of black and brown students suspended and expelled in our schools. We'll be sharing more video snippets this week. If you want to view the whole conversation we have the event archived on BRAVE Communities Facebook page. Thank you to @greatermtzion for hosting us at your beautiful church. It takes each of us to be on the same page of truth and justice in order to change broken systems. Let's Build Relationships Awareness Voices and be Engaged.
Have you registered for tomorrow's Community Conversation at @greatermtzion on the school-to-prison pipeline? 2-4pm. Event link in bio. Free w/rsvp. Grateful for the voices and perspectives from these community champs and YOU (plenty of opps to ask questions and share comments). Latreese Cooke of ME3LJ, @sarateacher27, Captain Ashley Gonzalez of AISD Police, @tiffanininini, @igiveyoumoore of @austinjusticecoalition, Bianca Moore of ReRoute Music Group, & @sherwynnpattonlifeanew of Life ANew.
Why we need to have these important conversations as a community. When we build awareness, we build voices. When we build voices, we build engagement. When we build engagement, we build relationships. When we build relationships, we chip away at the biases and prejudices we have formed on an individual and societal norms. Join us THIS SUNDAY for our panel discussion with five community champions who are experts on this topic. 2-4pm at @greatermtzion. Event bio in link. Free with RSVP. #beBRAVE
Our #MondayMotivation of this month's Community Conversation. School-to-Prison pipeline. Join us this Sunday, September 23rd, 2-4pm to listen and learn from subject matter experts. Special thanks to @greatermtzion for hosting us at their adult assembly. See you Sunday. Event details in bio link. Free w/Eventbrite RSVP. #letstalkitout