BRASS Events Calendar

Each semester, BRASS hosts a variety of events for our new students. 

Spring 2022

Will Smith Book Club Launch Party

Wednesday, January 19th, 3pm-4:15pm

Student Government Association, BRASS 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.

This will be an ongoing monthly meeting. For more information contact Jason Brown.

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 988 2148 3338

Passcode: 959802


Black History Month

Black Health and Wellness for Sustainable Living

February 2022

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans to culture and society. Austin Community College District (ACC) commemorates the month with a series of hybrid events and profiles. Events are free and open to the community. Please check back here throughout the month as more events are added.

All events are sponsored by the College, ACC Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center, and the ACC African-American Cultural Center.

Events

Kickback Black: Kicking off BHM 2022

Date: Tuesday, February 1st,  2022

Location: ACC Eastview Campus: African American Cultural Center & Zoom

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm 

Facilitators: Professor Roland Hayes & Professor Corey Greathouse

Description: This event is a chill space to come together and meet some folks within the ACC and Greater Austin community. Fellowship is the key here so bring your smile, wit, and knowledge of Black history. Event will be facilitated by Professor Roland Hayes, a long-time pillar within the ACC and Austin communities, and Professor Corey Greathouse, the African and African Diaspora Studies Program Coordinator.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://austincc.zoom.us/j/94353656248?pwd=dHhnYUcxSDdiOXhpZDI0RUJsQkpKUT09

Meeting ID: 943 5365 6248

Passcode: 514429

 

Art Walk

Date: Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Location: Virtual event via Zoom

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Facilitators: Darrell Merriweather & Sidne Campbell 

Description: Take a moment to immerse yourself in the arts. Black people have told their stories through all avenues of artistic expression. Here we seek to shine the spotlight on those artists within the ACC community.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://austincc.zoom.us/j/91670873288?pwd=Sjd3YXlhK1cyRXFIMnk5SnNpVFdQUT09

Meeting ID: 916 7087 3288

Passcode: 082480

 

Salon/Barbershop Talk: “BRUH” & “Girrll!”: Healthy Relationships

Date(s): Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

Location: ACC Highland Campus: TRHT Center & Zoom

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitators: Darrell Merriweather, Tracy Long & BRASS members

Description: This event focuses on the dynamics of healthy relationships in a SAFE SPACE. This is a multigenerational conversation covering a wide range of topics including strategies to build positive relationships and ways to avoid toxic relationships and behaviors. Event will be facilitated by Darrell Merriweather

Join Zoom Meeting

https://austincc.zoom.us/j/95060599887?pwd=cmRHR3lKZ0wxTS80eGlNNEl0M2JCQT09

Meeting ID: 950 6059 9887

Passcode: 357436

 

Black History Month Poetry Celebration 

Date: Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Location: Virtual event via Zoom

Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm

Host: Brandon Thornton 

Description: Experience dynamic spoken word poetry celebrating Black History Month at ACC. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome to join the event via Zoom. There will be networking and giveaways for students. 

 

Living for the Future: Health and Wellness for Sustainable Living 

Date:Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Location: ACC Highland Campus: TRHT Center & Zoom

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Panelists: TBA

Description: How do we define health and wellness within the black community/culture? What tools and resources are available for maintaining economic, social, mental, spiritual and physical wellness? This session will address the importance of holistic living that will lead to a pathway for a sustainable future.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://austincc.zoom.us/j/94570822456?pwd=Z2VBcUdIQ1RDU2pKKzZodmZGVWZmUT09

Meeting ID: 945 7082 2456

Passcode: 932275


 

HBCU Transfer Panel

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2002, 2pm- 4pm

Join representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for a panel discussion on transfer issues, helpful hints and information on their institutions. There will also be an HBCU alumi panel sharing their insight.
Participating Universities: Howard University, Huston- Tillotson University, and Prairie View A&M University

Join Zoom Meeting https://austincc.zoom.us/j/96985049605?pwd=SDBLODRwVEx3WXNLa0tsa0Jvdkw2dz09

Meeting ID: 969 8504 9605

Passcode: 778414


Taking Control of Your Money

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 3pm- 4pm
Speaker: Ayeesha Green SMMO

Highland Campus Bldg 2000 RM 2.2205 & Zoom

 Students are able to learn how to be financially fit and gain more confidence in making financial decisions. This workshop will cover budgeting, credit, and building wealth.


 BRASS Graduation/End of Year Celebration

May 2022

The BRASS Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor BRASS students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed their degree requirements and successfully completing the semester at ACC.

The ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship. This is a celebration for ACC BRASS students to be recognized for their accomplishments and an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goals.

 


 

Stay tuned for upcoming dates! Questions about an event? Please email brass@austincc.edu for more information.