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. 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.

June 13, 2018, Dinner, Documentary & Discussion, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 E. Eighth St., Austin

Join Dr. Chad Seales from the Department of Religious Studies at University of Texas for a discussion on the documentary 13th, “The film explores the “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;” it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery.”

St. David’s Episcopal Church is hosting dinner, a showing of the documentary 13th, and discussion afterwards led by Dr. Seals. Dinner in Sumners Hall: 5:30-6 p.m.,  is $7. The cocumentary showing will be shown from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and discussion will conclude at 8 p.m.

Click here to register.

June 16, Juneteenth in Georgetown Celebration

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11 a.m.-5  p.m., Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., in San Gabriel Park. Free admission, food trucks, vendor booths, fun for the whole family!

Click here to download the flier with all the info! Courageous Conversations will have a booth and will answer questions.

July 7, 2018, Undoing Racism Round Rock

10 a.m.-Noon, Bahai Center, 2746 Gattis School Road, Round Rock.  Bahai Center. For more information, contact Tanjour Bowman or Chuck Freeman.

July 9, 2018 CCGTX Core Team Meeting

6-8 p.m.,  412 E. 19th St. All are welcome! We will be planning programs for the fall.

August 11, 2017, Undoing Racism Round Rock

10 a.m.-Noon, Bahai Center, 2746 Gattis School Road, Round Rock.  Bahai Center. For more information, contact Tanjour Bowman or Chuck Freeman.

 

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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 Americans facing segregation in public schools, squalid living conditions in labor camps, and second-class citizenship. In 1948, he founded the American GI Forum to empower his people to fight numerous legal and political battles against discrimination.” Oct. 19, showcased A Class Apart, a 2009 PBS documentary which examines a landmark civil rights case in Texas that went to the U.S. Supreme Court and resulted in overturning discriminatory laws against Americans of Latino heritage. “From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case. The little-known story of the Mexican American lawyers who took Hernandez v. Texas to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow-style discrimination,” according to a summary of the documentary.