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.
Georgetown Affordable Housing Conference,
Sept. 16, 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, Sept. 16, 2017
9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
St. Helen Catholic Church, St. Rita Activity Center
2700 E. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626
Building off of last month’s meeting, we will talk about how to move forward on ensuring affordable housing is available to all.
Continental breakfast & beverages provided. For a flier to share with others, please click here.
Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 21
In partnership with Courageous Conversations, Georgetown Public Library invites you to join us for a series of programs in acknowledgement of Hispanic Heritage Month 2017.
Book Discussions: The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande
Reyna Grande’s memoir explores the effects of her parents’ emigration from Mexicoo the united States on Grande’s childhood. Left in the care of family in Mexico, Grande experienced growing up with the absence of parents, and the jarring shift in her life that accompanied their reappearance and her own emigration to the United States. Please join us for two discussions of themes explored in The Distance Between Us.
Sunday, October 1 at 1 PM: Discussion will focus on the new immigrant experience in the United States, as portrayed in The Distance Between Us.
Sunday, October 15 at 1 PM: Discussion will focus on the effects felt by loved ones left behind when family emigrates.
Round Rock Ballet Folklorico
Sunday, October 8 at 2 PM, in the Library Lobby
Founded in 1988, the Round Rock Ballet Folklorico is dedicated to promoting authentic Mexican folklore. Founder and Director Yolanda Sanchez will discuss themes and music of traditional Mexican Dance, followed by a lively dance performance.
Which Way Home Screening and Discussion
Saturday, October 21 at 5 PM
Award-winning documentary Which Way Home chronicles the story of young, unaccompanied children traveling from Central America to the United States in hopes of making new lives for themselves here. These children face numerous dangers, from the perils of catching freight trains, to predatory adults, and, ultimately, the risks inherent in becoming an undocumented immigrant to the United States.
A discussion will follow the screening.
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.