Events

Upcoming Events

These are events hosted by Courageous Conversations of Georgetown, Texas as well as other events we think our members might find of interest.

If you have an event you want to submit for our calendar, please send it to  LetsTalk@CourageousConvo.GTX.

Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association
Black History Activities

Historic Shotgun House Tours
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, 2-4 P.M.

801 West St.
Free

Black History Banquet
The Black Immigration – Empowerment to New Social Realities
Friday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7-8:30 P.M.

Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.
Guest Speaker: Quincy Dunlap, president and CEO of Austin Urban League

$25 for adults, $15 for children and youth under 18
For ticket information contact Regina Durden at (512) 626-4576 or Paulette
Taylor at (512) 630-5273

 

Southwestern University Movie Screening:
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. The movie is based on the book by James Baldwin.

Olin Building, Room 105, Southwestern University.
Sponsored by:  CDSJ, ODE and Student Activities

Family Independence Initiative
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
6-7 p.m.

Family Independence Initiative Coordinator Ivanna Neri will be  explain how the program helps families set their own goals and how FII tracks and reinforces progress. For more info, click here.

Community Resource Center, 805 W. University Ave., Conference Room
Sponsored by: Southeast Georgetown Community Council and St. David’s Foundation.

 

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Past Events

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 Members talked about defeating injustice on April 15, 2017.

CCGTX Assembly, April 15:
Defeating Injustice, Not People

The Courageous Conversations Assembly drew 29 people to discuss a real-life case of racism in Georgetown, which reveals why the work of identifying and working to address racism is important.

MARCH_Black History Month imageBlack History Month Georgetown Reads March, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 21, 2017

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

Dr. Ron Swain, convener of Courageous Conversations GTX, addresses attendees of the Potluck and Assembly.

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.

 

CCGTX Chat ‘n Chew Potluck 10.8.16

About 70 people attended the Oct. 8, 2016 Chat ‘n Chew Potluck at the Stonehaven Senior Center. The family friendly event was organized by Kathryn Williams-Platt and other members of the CCGTX community. When  we break bread together, when we ask about one another’s family and history, when we share the difficult – at times heart-wrenching struggle that is anti-racism work, enduring relationships are built and people learn how to work together. And when we listen to each other’s stories, the “other” becomes “us.”

Las Voces Hispanicas 10.16

In recognition of contributions Hispanics to the development of Texas and the United States and struggles they have endured and confronted, Courageous Conversations of Georgetown and the Georgetown Public Library teamed up in October 2016 for selected documentary screenings followed by facilitated discussions. Oct. 5, Remember the Alamo, a 2014 PBS documentary. “History books have traditionally painted the battle at the Alamo as a two-sided fight for Texas between the United States and Mexico. Yet inside the Alamo, an old mission in San Antonio, a third group — Tejanos — fought alongside Anglo settlers from the U.S.,” according to a description of the documentary. Oct. 12, the 2004 documentary, “Justice for My People: The Hector P. Garcia Story. “Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a former Mexican Revolution refugee himself, returned from World War II to find Mexican Am