April 3, 2015, Forum Dialogue - Leadership Austin

A Friday to Friday Community Dialogue on Bridge Building & Collaborating Race- Affordability-Culture- Education-Equity-Safety (Free & Open To All)

Friday, April 3, 2015-9a.m.-10a.m.

Presenter: Leadership Austin Topic: and Aspen Institute Leadership Principles

  1. April 3, 2015-Start with facts and put them in context

  2. Create safe spaces for people to talk about race and develop strategies for achieving equity

  3. Emphasize that today's racial inequities don't depend on intentional racism

  4. Counter stereotypes and bias

  5. Start by preaching to the choir

  6. Explore contradictions

  7. Engage leaders with the greatest level of influence

  8. Help people find their roles as agents of change

  9. Make sure it's someone's job to focus on the work of building racial equity

10.Support one another and continuously cultivate new leadership

1st Friday's Dialogue: Aspen Institute's Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial Equity

Coordinators: Leadership Austin-Christopher Kennedy-Ashley Phillips-Julie Smith

  • 2nd Friday's Dialogue: Peacemakers and Nonviolence

  • 3rd Friday's Dialogue: The University of Texas at Austin Diversity and Community Engagement


Erica Saenz, Associate Vice-President for Community and External Relations

Rev. Dr. Freddie B. Dixon, Special Assistant, Community Engagement Center

  • 4th Friday's Dialogue: United Way for Greater Austin

Our Vision

Greater Austin is a resilient, innovative, philanthropic, creative and thriving community for all.

Coordinator: Debbie Bresette, President, United Way for Greater Austin

  • Host Location-Logistics:

    Community Room-Between Simpson United Methodist Church-Rev. Robert Waddle


& NAACP-Austin Branch Office-1709 East 12th Street; Austin, Texas 78702; 512/476-6230.

Collaborators: Nelson Linder-President, NAACP Austin Branch and Mike Manor, LCSW, ACSW

Social Services Program Administrator, Travis County Health and Human Service & Veterans Service

Chair, Travis County Sheriff's Office Building Bridges: Brick by Brick Community Agenda