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BRAVE Communities Connection: Heritage Harmony, Black Joy is BRAVE

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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February 25
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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BRAVE Communities
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BRAVE Communities organizes community events to bring people together to address social issues. Building Relationships Awareness Voices & Engagement (BRAVE)

Black Joy Is Brave
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Celebrate Black History Month with a BRAVE panel discussion & Uno tournament!

Experience the warmth of a community coming together to celebrate the richness of Black Joy. Share smiles, laughter, and unforgettable moments with friends and neighbors. Join us as we come together to celebrate Black History Month. Be inspired by gifted and thought-provoking speakers who will share their stories, insights, and perspectives on the significance of Black Joy in our lives and communities.

The excitement doesn’t end with the panel! Uno is a staple in many Black households and a vehicle for joy. Unleash your competitive spirit and join our Uno tournament for a chance to showcase your skills, enjoy friendly competition, win fun prizes, and, most importantly, have a blast! , Network with fellow community members who share a passion for celebrating Black Joy and honoring Black History month. This is an intergenerational, multi-cultural family-friendly event, all are welcome.


Anticipated Agenda:
⭐2:00-2:05PM Welcome
⭐2:05-2:10PM Poem by KB Brookins
⭐2:10/15-2:35PM Dr. Rev. Fred Dixon, historical & current reflection as a Civil Rights activist
⭐2:35-3:45PM Black Joy Panel
⭐3:45-3:50PM Poem by KB Brookins
⭐3:15-4:30PM Uno Tournament

⭐ Fabeain Barkwell, Clinic Director of Ellie Mental Health
⭐ KB Brookins, Creative Writer, Cultural Worker, and Installation Artist
⭐ Meme Styles, President & Co Founder of Measure
⭐ Ally Owens ( Moderator*),  BRAVE Young Leader and Junior at Anderson HS

Refreshments provided. Free with RSVP. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors of all ages. Greater Mt Zion is ADA accessible and walking distance within a CapMetro bus stop.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at BRAVE Communities Connections constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by BRAVE Communities. If you or anyone in your party does not consent to be in photographic images, please let a BRAVE team member know at the event upon arrival.


Please contact experiences@bravecommunities.org if you require any special services, interpreters, or have questions.


Greater Mount Zion Church
4301 Tannehill Ln
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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