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BRAVE Communities

Building Relationships Awareness Voices Engagement in Communities. Connects intercultural & intergenerational thru a racial & social equity lens. ATX.

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TICKETS πŸ‘πŸΎ ARE πŸ‘πŸΌ LIVE πŸ‘πŸΏ Follow the link in our bio to grab your early bird tickets now! We are so excited to hold the 2nd Annual BRAVE Fest to honor the community and diversity of Austin. See you there on Feb 10th! #buildingrelationships #awareness #voices #engagement #communities #atx #austintexas #MakeATXBRAVE #beBRAVE #BRAVEFest19

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Jakelin AmeΓ­ Rosmery Caal Maquin, the 7 year old girl from Guatemala, who died in Border Patrol custody. πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ™πŸΌβœŒπŸ½ #RIP #sayhername #justiceforjakelin

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Today is #internationalmountainday! This photo was taken during summer 2018 looking up at the mountains at El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, ten months after #HurricaneMaria. Building #BRAVE communities near and far means remembering our brothers and sisters in #PuertoRico who did not see the help they needed quickly enough after #Maria. Those who stayed on the island are still #rebuilding. Puerto Rico relies heavily on tourism for business and commerce, if you haven’t made holiday plans yet, consider a trip to PR! You won’t regret it. β™₯οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ‡΅πŸ‡· #buildingrelationships #awareness #voices #engagement #communities #beBRAVE #MakeATXBRAVE #austintx #ATX

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A reminder to stay present and in a growth mindset. Our energies can really influence a lot! Keep it positive. #motivationmonday #motivationalquotes #atx #austin

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Check out the cool tee "I Am Because We Are" and order today! Repost @jonn1quest @superfurry and @blackcoffeewithwhitefriends. Our friends at @gatewaysouthaustin Reconciliation & Justice Network came up with a great holiday gift idea. Order link in profile bio! βœŠπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’ "In a polarized world, we believe in creating spaces for all people to thrive. Ubuntu, a South African concept, calls us to understand ourselves in the presence of the other. We hope this t-shirt, designed by Simon Walker, captures the Ubuntu sentiment and serves as a catalyst to provoke and subvert towards a better and more just future together. All profits will benefit @BRAVECommunities, an Austin organization that creates local spaces to grow in awareness, advocacy, and activism.

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Thank you @cityofaustintexas #equity office for putting on the inaugural "Equity for All" summit today. Heard some great panelists share their highs and lows working in the space of diversity, equity, and inclusion...and how we each can take the responsibility to make intentional changes in our own lives and in our systems. Congratulations Dr. Stephanie Hawley of @accdistrict for being such an amazing leader in Central Texas and beyond. And, we loved hearing from keynote speaker Glenn Harris, President of @raceforward based in Seattle. #solidarity #justice #equityforall ✊🏼✊🏿✊✊🏽✊🏾✊🏻

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#repost: @comm.advoc.healing | check out the Melanated Community Book Drive happening now! This is the last weekend to contribute. Drop off at @kazifm88.7

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Our Founder & Community Collaborator, @trav_e_lee, served as a panelist last night with @alirazakhataw to talk about Asian representation in leadership roles in the community. Thank you, #thenewphilanthropist, @gaaccaustin and @kinokuniyausa bookstore for hosting a great event. Thanks for all who came out! πŸ’–πŸ’ πŸ“·: @llyasilly

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Our friends at @gatewaysouthaustin have customized a t-shirt from @cottonbureau and @bravecommunities will receive the proceeds from each order! Please consider purchasing this wonderful shirt using the link in our bio. Order before Dec. 16th to ensure holiday deliveries. Great holiday present for you and your loved ones! πŸŽπŸ’– ..................... In a polarized world, we believe in creating spaces for all people to thrive. #Ubuntu, a South African concept, calls us to understand ourselves in the presence of the other. We hope this t-shirt, designed by Simon Walker, captures the Ubuntu sentiment and serves as a catalyst to provoke and subvert towards a better and more just future together. #buildingrelationships #awareness #voices #engagement #community #BRAVE #beBRAVE #ATX #austintexas

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A little #motivationmonday for you 😎 the coming new year brings so many opportunities and a sense of renewal... why wait another month to start thinking about how we can take advantage?? The world is ours to impact, it’s our chance to be the leaders we’ve been waiting for. #buildingrelationships #awareness #voices #engagement #communities #BRAVE #beBRAVE #ATX #austintexas

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The longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history, reunited again. πŸ’ž @abc13houston RIP, President Bush. πŸ’

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How could this little girl NOT put a huge smile on your face this Saturday morning?? #representationmatters Girls of all races need strong, intelligent, kind women leaders to look up to. Thank you @michelleobama for being one of those women girls can and do look up to. Repost from @becauseofthem

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And it's a wrap for November... 31 more days for the rest of 2018. A video recap of our November Community Conversation on mental health. Thank you @hustontillotsonuniversity for the space. Thank you to the panelists Joseph Chacon, @austin_police, and Karen Ranus, @namitexas, Dr. Rene Salazar, @dellmedschool, Reginald Smith, @texascjc, and Robert Dominguez of @integral_care_of_austin We will resume our Community Conversations on January 20th to honor and go deeper in conversation about race in Austin & America during MLK's birthday weekend. Stay tuned... πŸ’

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We loved spending the day with the young future leaders of over 65 middle schools of Central Texas. Thank you @adlaustin for another successful year hosting No Place for Hate Youth Summit. Empowering the youth to recognize and stand up to prejudice and hate when they see it. And, we loved seeing our gifted friends at @cometry kicking off the summit! βœŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŠπŸΌβœŠπŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ™πŸΌβ€πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ’ #noplaceforhate

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We have hosted free monthly events all-year-round to Build Relationships Awareness Voices and Engagement in Austin (and beyond). The inaugural BRAVE Fest this past April was such a hit, that we will have BRAVE Fest19 on February 10th at The Belmont from 3-9pm. This will be a community celebration with local artists, social businesses, and nonprofits to unite together for love, diversity, and multi-culturalism. Please consider this #givingtuesday as an opportunity to help us continue our community programs, thank you! To donate, follow the link in our bio. #BRAVE #beBRAVE #atxgiving

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#GivingTuesday is a lot like our mission here at BRAVE Communities. We seek to connect the community-at-large to build understanding, awareness, and relationships that promote change for the better. So much can be accomplished if we just listen to each other and embrace each others’ stories. You can help make that happen by donating to BRAVE - link in bio! Today, Giving Tuesday, is all about taking a step toward a more unified community. Comment below and tell us how you like to build community - on this day or any other day! #BRAVE #beBRAVE #atx #AustinTX

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