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.

One Human Race, July 8, 15 & 22, 2017, Austin

The One Human Race Series meets once a week for three weeks to build community and common ground. OHR creates a safe environment to communicate about race using the following resources: the PBS Series “Race: The Power of An Illusion” viewed in one-hour segments, brief presentations about concepts related to the American concept of race, and group sharing with trained group leaders. St. David’s Episcopal Church , 301 E 8th St., Austin. Please plan to attend all three session. Register here.

CCGTX Assembly, July 15, Georgetown

Courageous Conversations GTX July 15 Assembly, Working on Race and Privilege, focuses on the history and impact of race and privilege. We will explore race and privilege from the personal level through systemic and institutional racism. We will conclude with how individuals can take this information to transform our community to be a more compassionate Georgetown.

This free event begins promptly at 9 a.m. and ends at noon on July 15 at the Georgetown Public Library.  Space is limited. Register now!

Coffee and water provided. Please bring your own snacks.

Purchased Lives Exhibit, through July 11, Bob Bullock Museum, Austin

Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 examines the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America. The exhibition uses first-person testimonies and original artifacts to explore how human beings were forced across the country, fought to resist enslavement, and how human lives became a primary currency of America’s pre-Civil War economy.  For more information, click here. Museum fees range from $9 for youth to $13 for adults., 1800 Congress Ave., Austin.

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.


Past Events

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.