Supporting Black History Month in ATX!

2023 Theme: Black Resistance
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Black History Month is important to the Austin community. Learning about the past to help move forward. The 2023 Black history theme of Black Resistance highlights how Black Americans fight against racial inequality. Putting importance on, not just promoting, but celebrating diversity. Recognizing how it can unite us!

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Locally the Austin Area Urban League helps by providing tools to the Black community and under-served in Austin / Central Texas. Everyone deserves a living wage and good benefits with access and opportunities available to resources to achieve a better way of life. AAUL connects businesses, community leaders and citizens to help build a stronger foundation with diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more. Show support.

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Ways to show ATX Love during Black History Month & Beyond...

Donations / Giving:
Give to these organizations:

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
Antiracism Arthouse
Austin Area Urban League
Austin Justice Coalition
Be the Bridge
Black Outside
Break The Pipeline / Excellence & Advancement Foundation
Measure Austin
Save Muny Lions Municipal Golf Course
Six Square Austin's Black Cultural District

Give Blood - Type O+ is many times the first type of blood to run out during shortages. Around half of the Black population has type O+ blood
The American Red Cross of Central & South Texas
We Are Blood

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Celebrations / Events:
Showing support for the Austin area during BHM

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Saturday 2/4
Black History Month Social Bike Ride
@ 1pm @ Barbara Jordan statue 24th & Whitis
Honoring Black history makers in Austin

Thursday 2/16
Been Here: Black, Queer & Proud
6p-9p @ George Washington Carver Museum
aGLIFF Queer Black Voices BHM celebration

Austin Area Urban League
Friday 2/17
Soul of the City
@ AAUL @ 7p - 10p
Tickets include refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment.
VIP pre- show happy hour with featured artist available. Highlighted local Black talent and Black-owned catering.

Saturday 2/25
HBCU Legacy Bowl Watch Party
@ AAUL @ 2p. Free Food! Prizes! 21 & up!austin

Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center partners with local businesses, artist and organizations in East Austin and beyond. Celebrating Black activists, inventors, educators and more with community events all month long. Click here for the calendar

Saturday 2/25
Black History Month Kids Day @ the Carver
@ 11am @ Carver Museum featuring CDF Freedom Schools Austin.
Crafts, activities, music and more! All ages! Free! Reserve a spot!

Monday 2/27
The Black Fund Awards Show
@ 6p-9p @ The Paramount Theater
Celebrate 21 Black-led nonprofits selected for the inaugural grants from The Black Fund. Live performances. Cocktail attire. VIP reception 6p-7p.

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Saturday 2/ 18
Buda Black History Celebration
@ Buda Amphitheater & CIty Park from 10a-3p
Free Community event with performaces & speakers

Round Rock
Saturday 2/25
Historic Black History Bus Tour
Round Rock Black History Organization @ 8:30a - 2p

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Local Businesses:
Support ATX area Black-owned businesses.

DO512 Black-owned businesses to support in Austin
Greater Austin Black Chamber -products, services & more
Thrillist 15 Black-owned businesses you should get to know in Austin
88+ Austin Black-owned Restaurants & Food Trucks - divided up in areas

Extra Love:
AMC Theaters Celebrating Black History Month
Celebrating Black filmmakers with rotating movies fof $5 Fan Faves that include Till, Devotion, The Woman King and more!

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