Join Leadership Austin and Travis County/Austin Community Area (Free and Open To All)
First Friday, February 5, 2016-9a.m.-10 a.m.
Dialogue: Aspen Institute's Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial Equity-
Christopher Kennedy-Ashley Phillips-Julie Smith-Belinda J. Matingou-Ricardo Guerrero
Focus: *8. Help people find their roles as agents of change
Who: In 2006, Travis County/Austin residents highlighted:
What: A divide between gender races still exists within Travis County/Austin;
Why: A daily need still exists for gender races (Asian-Pacific Islander residents, Black (African American) residents, Hispanic/Latino/Mexican-American residents, Native American/First Nation residents, White (Anglo/Caucasian) residents to come together, own, share forgive and reconcile conflicts, divides, offenses and trespasses that they are unwilling to forgive that divide them past and present.
Where: Community Room-Between Simpson United Methodist Church-Rev. Robert Waddle
& NAACP-Austin Branch Office-1709 East 12th Street; Austin, Texas 78702; 512/476-6230.
The Ten Lessons
Start with facts and put them in context
Create safe spaces for people to talk about race and develop strategies for achieving equity
Engage leaders with the greatest level of influence
Emphasize that today's racial inequities don't depend on intentional racism
*8. Help people find their roles as agents of change
Counter stereotypes and bias
Make sure it's someone's job to focus on the work of building racial equity
Start by preaching to the choir
Support one another and continuously cultivate new leadership
Second Friday-Austin Community College-"School to Profession Pipeline"-Community Workforce Building Dialogue- [Recruitment-Enrollment-Retention-Graduation-Employment] Loretta Edelen-Community Outreach Director; Foster Care Alumni Coordinator
Third Friday-The University of Texas at Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement- Suchitra Guruaj Emma Middleton- Erica Saenz-Freddie Dixon
Fourth Friday-Center for Public Policy Priorities Garrett Groves
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