Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center Events

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Students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all co-creators in the Center’s learning experiences, which include workshops, film screenings, and racial healing circles. Events are held in more than a dozen locations around the region, including public libraries, public schools, community centers, city parks and recreation facilities, and ACC campuses.

COVID-19 Updates


ACC’s top priority is ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our students, employees, and community. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all TRHT events will be held virtually until further notice.

Upcoming Event

 

 Justice Served?

George Floyd: Justice Served?

Explore the trial and death of Mr. George Floyd

The Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center hosts this opportunity to reflect and process the trial decision and its impact on our community.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 926 7479 7156
Passcode: 977581

 
No RSVP needed and all our welcome to attend.

Past Event

A Special Women’s History Month Conversation featuring Minna Salami

On Tuesday March 30, 2021 author, blogger, and respected women’s activist who is listed alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Angelina Jolie as one of 12 women changing the world by Elle magazine visited ACC virtually. Over 60 ACC River bats and a handful of community members joined the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center for her rousing address where she provided a Special Women’s History Month Conversation addressing; Creating A Campus Environment & Community that Empowers Women Leaders and Their Voices!

Minna spoke for 45 minutes providing an informative and inspirational message about her journey as a women’s right activist and shared some tangible strategies for our ACC community to utilize in advocating women are celebrated and embraced as leaders. Salami ended her address by taking questions from our audience and also shared how she can be reached on social media to follow her work and for advice in pursuing women rights activism.

One quote shared in the chat was, “Thank you so much Minna Salami for being so relatable and inspiring!”

2021 TRHT Week: Social Justice and Collaborative Change: The Time is Now

  • Monday, January 18, 2021
    • ACC Remembers Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., - Life, Liberty & Legacy, 12:30-2 p.m.
      Students, faculty, staff and the community will help us remember the life, liberty and legacy of Dr. King through discussions, short reflective readings, excerpts of some of Dr. King's speeches and Q&A.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 979 9871 3574
      Passcode: 761127
      877 853 5257 US Toll-free

      MLK Celebration: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Virtual Circles - Free Community Opportunity
      The Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Circle works to "bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism."

      Two opportunities to participate: 
      Monday, January 18, 2021 2:30 PM-5:15 PM CST or 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM CST 
      Learn more and register

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    • Social Justice in Policing, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
      Our campuses and communities are places where everyone should feel safe. This panel discussion will feature ACC students and the ACC Police Department to share individual experiences of how social justice is addressed and implemented in policing.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 910 3671 4798
      Passcode: 791303

      National Day of Racial Healing: Performances of artistic expression, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
      ACC will engage in learning about equity and justice through the lens of various forms of artistic expression from students, staff and community  artists, musicians, dancers, poets and spoken word artists.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 998 5818 0415
      Passcode: 416088

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    • LGBT eQuity Support for People of Color, 11:30am-12:30pm
      Meet ACC’s first official LGBT eQuity Committee Officers and discuss all-inclusive initiatives for people of color.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 994 7983 2366
      Passcode: 035587

      TRHT & TLED Presents: Jane Elliot  - Moving Beyond Implicit Bias to a Welcoming and Inclusive Campus Community, *1 - 3 p.m.
      World Renowned speaker, educator and justice advocate Jane Elliot will deliver a keynote address providing insights and best practices for moving past implicit biases to create a more equitable ACC campus climate.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 970 2949 7936
      Passcode: 451806

      *Moving Beyond Implicit Bias in the Classroom to Foster a Welcoming Environment, 2 -3 p.m. (Faculty Only) - This event has been combined with event formerly scheduled for 1-2. Combined event information above.

      Woman Crush Wednesday: Once you make her your WCW, now what?, 3 - 4 p.m.
      A panel discussion among a diverse group of local women leaders, in honor of the historic inauguration of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as Vice-President of the United States of America.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 924 5302 9819
      Passcode: 194740

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    • The Power of Solidarity: Unity of Austin Latinx Communities, 11 a.m. - Noon
      This event will address the power of solidarity within Austin’s Latinx Communities, as well as with other historically disenfranchised populations.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 912 5093 4502
      Passcode: 546608

      Virtual RX Racial Healing Circle, 12 - 1:30 p.m. (Faculty/Staff Only)
      Rx Racial Healing Circles are the centerpiece of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Framework. Through this opportunity 20 faculty/staff will be engaged in various elements of sharing personal truths and hearing that of others to help begin the process of transforming hearts and minds in the quest for equity and justice.

      RSVP by Wednesday, January 20: RSVP Here

      BRASS and MLP Presents: Men of Color, How Are You Doing in 2021?  2 - 3:30 p.m.
      This will serve as a space for a panel of men of color representing students, faculty and staff at ACC to be transparent and candid about education, social justice/ social activism, restorative practices, equity & inclusion This will be an opportunity to listen, observe and learn. The event will end with breakout sessions to have some small group discussions about the panel experience.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 987 1940 8287
      Passcode: 830779

  • Friday, January 22, 2021
    • Mind Your Mental Health as a Social Justice Activist, 11 a.m. - Noon
      Shanye McNichols, LMSW,  owner of the Blossom Counseling Center,  will provide us with some practical strategies to ensure we are maintaining our health as we do the important work of equity and social justice advocacy at ACC and in the community.

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 975 3838 7769
      Passcode: 294073

      Virtual RX Racial Healing Circle, 12-1:30 p.m. (Student Only)
      Rx Racial Healing Circles are the centerpiece of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Framework. Through this opportunity 20 students will be engaged in various elements of sharing personal truths and hearing that of others to help begin the process of transforming hearts and minds in the quest for equity and justice.

      RSVP by January 21: RSVP Here

For questions or concerns about TRHT Week please contact Dr. Khayreee Williams, Director of ACC’s TRHT Campus Center at khayree.williams@austincc.edu.

Persons who need an interpreter or other accommodations for this event should contact interpservices@austincc.edu or 512-223-6155.

Sponsors:

  • Art Department
  • Austin Community College District Police Department
  • Austin Health Commons
  • Campus Operations and Public Affairs
  • Male Leadership Program
  • ACC Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • BRASS
  • Community Engagement - Campus Operations and Public Affairs (Department)
  • LGBT eQuity
  • Student Life
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Guidance Student Affairs
  • YWCA
  • Student Life
  • Teaching Learning Excellence Division
  • College and High School Relations
  • ACC Office of Human Resources-Staff Development and Evaluations
  • Latino/Latin American Studies Center "El Centro