Resources and Organizations to Support
Austin Justice Coalition is a Racial Justice Group that educates and builds community power for people of color who live in Austin, Texas that need support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.
#BlackArtMattersATX is partnership between Austin Justice Coalition and Austin Creative Alliance, lifting Black artistic voices. They are now accepting proposals for visual, musical, performance, literary and cinematic art by Black artists living in Austin, Texas.
The Carver Museum works to create a space where the global contributions of all Black people are celebrated through the preservation and exhibition of African American material culture, history, and aesthetic expression. They present stories about our local community and connect those histories to larger narratives about Blackness.
Counter Balance ATX (CBATX) is a self-care organization that seeks to combat systems, not people, through alternative research methods and self-care programming. Their policy initiatives center around reproductive justice, criminal justice, and environmental justice.
Anitra Blayton, Element of A Dream Deferred: Refuge, 1994-95, pine fencing, screen door, window, light, discarded objects
Local Black & Black Women Owned Businesses (ATX)
Ashé Arts Austin develop, produce and promote “The Black Experience” seasoned in the African diaspora through the medium of performance; educating all people about the healing effects of performance arts and culture. Ashé Arts was conceived in 2014 by Sadé M. Jones — award winning choreographer, producer and performance artist and Zell Miller III — award winning playwright, director and actor. Ashé Arts provides community outreach programs such as classes and workshops and has a performing arts collective.
Black Pearl Books is an Independent Bookstore in the Austin, that serves a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational, Multi-Socio-Economic Community and is built to promote Diversity, Inclusion, Equality & Cultural Awareness.
Grow Your Own Love Space offers spiritual healing experiences and products for intentional living, personal and spiritual growth for women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color). Facilitator Melanie Host Collins promotes spiritual growth through meditation, physical movement, tea ceremony and group conversation.
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