Photo courtesy of Community Engagement Center

As Austin continues to grow the social infrastructure of East Austin is significantly shifting. While schools, businesses, and other institutions provide cultural and economic anchors for the community, the black church has always had the opportunity to play the role of stabilizer – connecting old and new residents, incubating important discourse and representing both the visible and absent voices of black Austin.

To kick off the CEC’s Front Porch series, this event will explore both the historical dynamic of black churches in East Austin and identify their future role as a social justice and cultural anchor institution for the black community.The monthly gathering works to address issues of equity, disparity, and access through active engagement.

As Austin continues to grow the social infrastructure of East Austin is significantly shifting. While schools, businesses, and other institutions provide cultural and economic anchors for the community, the black church has always had the opportunity to play the role of stabilizer – connecting old and new residents, incubating important discourse and representing both the visible and absent voices of black Austin.

To kick off the CEC’s Front Porch series, this event will explore both the historical dynamic of black churches in East Austin and identify their future role as a social justice and cultural anchor institution for the black community.The monthly gathering works to address issues of equity, disparity, and access through active engagement.

As Austin continues to grow the social infrastructure of East Austin is significantly shifting. While schools, businesses, and other institutions provide cultural and economic anchors for the community, the black church has always had the opportunity to play the role of stabilizer – connecting old and new residents, incubating important discourse and representing both the visible and absent voices of black Austin.

To kick off the CEC’s Front Porch series, this event will explore both the historical dynamic of black churches in East Austin and identify their future role as a social justice and cultural anchor institution for the black community.The monthly gathering works to address issues of equity, disparity, and access through active engagement.

WHEN

WHERE

David Chapel Baptist Church
2211 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
http://diversity.utexas.edu/communitycenter/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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