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.
An Outrage: A Documentary Film About Lynching in the American South, Nov. 28
AN OUTRAGE is a documentary film about lynching in the American South. Filmed on location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, activists and scholars this unusual historical documentary educates even as it serves as a hub for action to remember a long hidden past. The film highlights the oft-hidden history of lynching and its resonance today. 12:15-1:45 p.m., Nov. 28, Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, 2315 Red River, Austin. Free. Register here for tickets.
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.