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.




Come join this free monthly BRAVE Communities' Conversation with our esteemed panel of experts for a discussion regarding the state of criminal justice and criminal justice reform in Texas, specifically Austin. Discussion topics will include: the importance of getting out to vote for local elections; understanding the various positions and levels within the judicial system; awareness of the racial disparities and disproportionality in jails and prisons, and action steps for transformation. The discussion will conclude with questions from the audience.

BRAVE Communities' Conversation

Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm Huston-Tillotson's Agard-Lovinggood Room

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Who We Serve

BRAVE Young Women Leaders

A six-month leadership & activism program for five high-school female students. Program will consist of monthly interactive community-building workshops in Austin, discussing and wearing a social justice and racial equity lens. The "BRAVE-Makers" will co-organize a community event in Austin, as well as visit historic Civil Rights sites, EJI’s Museum and Memorial and Rosa Parks Museum.

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, especially the next generation.

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

- From June to November, 2019 five BRAVE Young Women Leaders will participate in a six-month hands-on, leadership & community organizing program.
- We’ve partnered with Rosa Parks museum in Montgomery, AL and will attend their social justice day camp as the BRAVE-Makers' welcome retreat, as well as visit EJI's Legacy Museum and other Civil Rights historic sites.
-In Austin, the BRAVE-Makers will receive hands-on workshop training designed to empower their critical thinking, conflict-resolution, community organizing, and communication skills.
-To learn more and apply for the Summer/Fall 2019 program: http://bit.ly/BRAVEProgramDetails

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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