Come join LXSU as we partner up with BRASS and Truth Racial Healing Transformation Center at the Highland Campus as we have a pre-Juneteenth celebration on June 15th from 12:00 - 2:00 to celebrate the importance of the holiday, with a movie, food, and a discussion.
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture, society, and community. Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomes students, employees, and the community to commemorate the month through a series of hybrid and virtual events.
This year’s theme is ‘Black Health and Wellness: To Infinity & Beyond.’ All events are sponsored by the college, the ACC Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center, and the ACC African-American Cultural Center. They are free and open to the community.
Tuesday, February 1st | Kickback Black: Kicking off BHM 2022
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.: Join members from ACC and the Greater Austin community to share and discuss your wit and knowledge of black history. This event will be facilitated by Roland Hayes, ACC professor and director of the ACC African American Cultural Center, and Corey Greathouse, coordinator of ACC’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program.
(Location: ACC Eastview Campus: African American Cultural Center & Zoom)
Tuesday, February 8th | Art Walk
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.:Participants will immerse themselves in Black stories told through art.
Facilitated by Darrell Merriweather, ACC senior advising specialist, and Sidne Campbell, ACC Career Pathways coordinator.
Wednesday, February 9th | Salon/Barbershop Talk: “BRUH” & “Girrll!”: Healthy Relationships
12:30 to 2 p.m.: This event focuses on the dynamics of healthy relationships in a safe space. Participants will join a multigenerational conversation covering a wide range of topics including strategies to build positive relationships and ways to avoid toxic relationships and behaviors. (Location: ACC Highland Campus: TRHT Center & Zoom)
Thursday, February 17th | Black History Month Poetry Celebration
5-7 p.m.: Experience dynamic spoken word poetry celebrating Black History Month at ACC. There will be networking and giveaways for students.
Tuesday, February 22nd | Living for the Future: Health and Wellness for Sustainable Living
12:30-2 p.m: Experience dynamic spoken word poetry celebrating Black History Month at ACC. There will be networking and giveaways for students.
Additional events will be added throughout the month.
For more information and to RSVP for any event, visit, austincc.edu/bhm.
To view recorded events, please visit the TRHT Week 2022 page.
12:30-2pm - ACC Remember’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. III! “When is it Right to Do What is Right!? When Do We Stand Up for Social Justice!?”
1-2:30pm - National Day of Racial Healing : Impacting Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation through the Arts! Artist Talk and ACC Art Department Student Exhibit Unveiling
5:30-7:30pm - Austin Public Library and Austin Community College Present: Racial Healing Circle! Investing in Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Through Storytelling! For this event participants must rsvp and plan to attend the entire event from start to finish with their camera on.
12-1:15pm - “Women of Color Succeeding in the Tech Industry!” Engage with local female tech leaders regarding the expansive opportunities in a field where women and people of color are underrepresented!
3-4:15pm - Student Government Association, Black Representation of Achievement through Student Success and TRHT Presents the “Will Smith Book Club Launch Party”. Join ACC students, faculty, and staff as we embark on monthly book discussions of Actor Will Smith’s latest book "Will". Receive a free book, and be impacted by the stories and growth shared via the international book club meetings and ACC community discussions.
3-4:30pm - An engaging panel discussion about "Mental Health and Healing in Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Circles".
10am-11:30am - TLED/TRHT Keynote Speaker
12-1pm - Round Rock Early High School SideWalk Art “ Healing Requires Unity” Showcase!
This year’s BHM events will educate all on those of past and present within black culture. And empower a platform that will enrich and cultivate the future of Black America here at ACC.
Kickback Black; Kicking off BHM 2021, Wednesday, February 3, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
We invite everyone in the community to bring their smile, wit, and their knowledge of Black history to this virtual lounge!
Social Distancing Hour Discussion- The Future of Black America; How Do We Move On From Here?, Wednesday, February 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We will explore the diaspora from all levels: ACC, the local Austin area, nationally, and globally; and address the inquiry of what we can do to move forward as a community after 2020.
Salon/Barbershop Talk: “Girrll” & “BRUH!”, Wednesday, February 17, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This event will focus on the identity development of the Black community, with a challenging conversation that aims to tackle various questions that have permeated throughout Black culture.
“Get Your Weight Up!”- Being Black and Being in Business, Wednesday, February 24, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Three Black professionals will detail their unique journey to financial stability, how they are handling the financial turmoil of the pandemic, and share ways that they have begun to generate wealth.
Monday, January 18, 2021
12:30 - 2 p.m. | ACC Remembers Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., - Life, Liberty & Legacy
2:30 PM-5:15 PM CST or 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM CST | MLK Celebration: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Virtual Circles Learn more and register
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 National Day of Racial Healing
10:30 a.m. - Noon | National Day of Racial Healing: Social Justice in Policing
1 - 2:30 p.m. | National Day of Racial Healing: Performances of artistic expression
Wednesday January 20, 2021
11:30am-12:30pm | All-inclusive initiatives for people of color
1 - 2 p.m. | TRHT & TLED Presents: Jane Elliot - “Moving Beyond Implicit Bias to a Welcoming and Inclusive Campus Community”
2 - 3 p.m. | Faculty-only Jane Elliot talk
3 - 4 p.m. | Woman Crush Wednesday: “Once you make her your WCW, now what?”
Thursday, January 21, 2021
11 a.m. - Noon | The Power of Solidarity: Unity of Austin Latinx Communities
12 - 1:30 p.m. | Staff/Faculty only Virtual RX Racial Healing Circle
2 - 3:30 p.m. | Men of Color, How Are You Doing in 2020?
Friday, January 22, 2021
11 a.m. - Noon | Mind Your Mental Health as a Social Justice Activist
12 - 1:30 p.m. | Student only virtual RX Racial Healing Circle
Through exercises, discussions, and presentations, faculty will strengthen their knowledge of equitable practice. We will explore a framework that will improve retention and success of students from historically underserved communities. We will also discuss how to adapt teaching methods to engage students using equity designed principles.
Enroll for one of the following workshops:
Tuesday, January 21, 2020. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at the ACC Highland Campus.
Join us at at the ACC National Day of Racial Healing showcase. The event includes art, dance, music and spoken word.
The ACC Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center hosts a trio of racial healing circles as part of National Day of Racial Healing.
Events at the following locations:
Registration is not required but encouraged: Register now