These are events hosted by Courageous Conversations of Georgetown, Texas as well as other events we think our members might find of interest. Those events sponsored by CCGTX are headlined in purple.
If you have an event you want to submit for our calendar, please send it to LetsTalk@CourageousConvo.GTX.
Undoing Racism Round Rock, July 29, Round Rock
Learn what our neighbors to the south are doing to address and dismantle systemic and institutional racism in Round Rock. The group will meet at the Round Rock Baha’i Center, 2746 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 29. For more information, please contact Rev. Chuck Freeman.
Georgetown Affordable Housing Conference,
Aug. 12, Georgetown
Are you concerned about the lack of affordable housing in Georgetown? If so, then join us as we talk about the challenges facing our community and solutions.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
St. Helen Catholic Church, St. Rita Activity Center
2700 E. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626
Guest speaker Frances Ferguson, president of HousingWorks Austin, has extensive experience in successfully addressing the problem affordable housing. She will offer recommendations on how we can effectively engage with community leaders.
Space is limited for this free public event. Please click here to register.
Continental breakfast & beverages provided. For a flier to share with others, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE: Education Symposium, Sept. 17, Georgetown
Dr. Daina Berry at UT and from Dr. Andrew Torget at North Texas State are the featured panelists for a symposium hosted by the CCGTX Cultural & Historical Accuracy Learning and Action Group. Time will be 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 17. Location and more details TBA.
CCGTX Assembly: Working on Race and Privilege
July 15, 2017
More than 50 people turned out for Courageous Conversations GTX July 15 Assembly, Working on Race and Privilege. The event focused on the history of race, which is an socioeconomic construct and not based on biology, along with interactive events to illustrate what white privilege is and how it can be damaging to people of all races. We left with a charge to use the information we had learned to transform Georgetown into a more compassionate, caring and inclusive community.
CCGTX Assembly, April 15:
Defeating Injustice, Not People
A partnership of the Georgetown Public Library and Courageous Conversations GTX produced facilitated book discussions of the three-volume graphic novel written by Civil Rights icon Congressman John H. Lewis during Black History Month. More than 100 people attended the three book discussions.
CCGTX Potluck and Assembly Jan. 21, 2017
About 50 people came together on Jan. 21, 2017 for the second Chat ‘n Chew Potluck and CCGTX Assembly at San Gabriel Unitarian Universalist Church. As usual, we were blessed with an abundance of food.
Using the “Red Bench” model shared with us by Interfaith Action of Central Texas, we had great conversations and respectful, meaningful dialogue around the issue of Trust. We welcomed several newcomers to our midst and seasoned veterans of CCGTX
helped facilitate discussions.
Convener Ron Swain also introduced the Learning/Action Groups whose leaders spelled out their goals for the future and invited others to join those groups that intersect with their interests and passions.