We exist to connect students, businesses, nonprofits, and community groups together by sharing our stories and voices, so we may understand, embrace, and empower each other to become a more inclusive community.


MLK-Community-Conversation

Join us at Gateway Church South for a free event on January 19th from 1:30-4:45pm to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will screen and discuss "King in the Wilderness" which covers the final chapters of Dr. King's life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Light snacks and drinks will be provided, including Slab BBQ generous donation of delicious bites and offerings.
Click here for FREE tickets, we hope to see you there!

Brave-Fest19-Eventbrite-showcase


Come join the 2nd Annual BRAVE Fest! A community celebration of love, diversity, inclusion, and multi-culturalism in Austin, Texas! Enjoy local artists and organizations on February 10th, 2-8PM, as we come together to celebrate Valentine's Day, Lunar New Year (Year of the Pig), Constitution Day (Mexico), and Black History Month. This is a family-friendly event and we are excited to celebrate our community! There will be representation from local artists, food and shop vendors, and non-profit organizations that align with the passion and purpose to strive for equity, inclusion, and justice.

Tickets are available with a suggested donation on Eventbrite - link below.
100% of ticket proceeds and event sponsorships will be used for BRAVE Communities' 2019 community events and programs, including scholarships for students to go on educational and cultural trips to Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham, AL.

If you are unable to cover the suggested donation for a BRAVE Fest ticket, please contact us at bravecommunities@gmail.com. All are welcome at this event.

Bring a friend, bring a neighbor, bring a student. Let's build community!

BRAVE Fest 2019

Sunday, Feb 10th 2-8pm | The Belmont

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Who We Serve

BRAVE-Makers

A select diverse group of students from Central Texas, who will play a major role in promoting, planning, and recruiting their peers to be B.R.A.V.E. They will serve as cultural ambassadors to bring youth perspectives at our monthly community events and our educational and cultural trips that address social and racial justice issues.

Organizations

We partner with local nonprofits, start-ups, schools, community groups, cultural centers, businesses, and the public sector that want to maximize their social impact to the Austin community and beyond. Adult allies will have the opportunity to share their personal & professional stories to the community.

Social Issues

Some of the main social issues that we will address:
-Battling systemic racism, prejudices, biases, stereotypes, and discrimination
-Immigration & Refugee Rights
-Understanding and improving the Social & Criminal Justice systems/Breaking the school-to-prison pipelines.
-Public health, fitness, nutrition

How We Do It

1. From mid-Jan to early May, 2018, young people (18-24 y.o.) from different backgrounds, will come together to participate in a hands-on, experiential leadership & community engagement training program. We will equip the BRAVE-makers to be courageous in loving themselves, others, and their local and global communities.
2. We’ve partnered with leaders of some of Austin’s top businesses, non-profits, schools, and community groups, that are tackling social and civic issues. They will share their personal & professional stories, and serve as mentors to the BRAVE-makers.
3. Then, the BRAVE-makers will collectively decide and advocate for a social issue they want to address, and will create and organize a community event to bring awareness, engagement and change to the cause(s).
4. To learn more and apply for the Spring 2018 program: http://bit.ly/2iIXZHL

Our Purpose

- To bring awareness to more people, particularly the next generation, so that they may understand, learn, grow, and take action on social issues, on a local and global level.
- To be aware and support local businesses, non-profits and community groups that are creating change in our city. We want to build intercultural and intergenerational relationships in our city.
- To equip young people with better interpersonal and professional skills. Through advocacy and events planning, BRAVE-makers will gain competencies ranging from: project and time management, financial literacy/budgeting, supplier/vendor relations, negotiation, marketing, branding, PR/promotions, strategic & analytical thinking, cross-cultural, customer service, and teambuilding.

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