September 29, 2020

The Austin Bar’s Equity Committee Kicks Off Several Multi-Media Events

Virtual Viewing Party for Award-Winning Documentary, “13th,” Set for Oct. 27

The Austin Bar’s Equity Committee has planned several multi-media participation events in the coming months leading up to a day-long Equity Summit scheduled for May 14, 2021.

The first, scheduled for Tues. Oct. 27, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., is a Virtual Viewing Party to be held via Zoom.  Tune in to watch the award-winning documentary “13th.” In this thought-provoking documentary directed by Ava DuVernay, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.  There will be a short discussion following the film facilitated by members of the Austin Bar’s Equity Committee leadership team. CLICK HERE to watch a trailer of the documentary.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and receive the Zoom link to the Virtual Viewing Party.

VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION – nOV. 12

Mindy Gulati will host a Virtual Book Club discussion on “So You Want to Talk About Race?” by Ijeoma Oluo on Thurs. Nov. 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE to order your copy of the book from Black Pearl Books, a local black-owned independent bookstore. Please read the book on your own prior to the discussion.

CLICK HERE to RSVP and receive the Zoom link to the Virtual Book Club discussion.

On Jan. 6, 2021, the Equity Committee with host a joint AYLA/Austin Bar Virtual Book Club to discuss “How to Be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Registration for this event will open after Thanksgiving. CLICK HERE to order your copy from The Dock Bookshop, a black-owned independent bookstore in Ft. Worth. (Title not currently available from Black Pearl Books.)

The Austin Bar and AYLA are also planning a joint MLK Day of Service on Mon. Jan. 18, 2021.

The Equity Committee will host another media event on Thurs. March 11, 2021.  More details will be provided about the MLK Day of Service and the March media event as they develop.

Would you like to join the Equity Committee, or do you have questions for the committee?  If so, contact Nancy Gray at nancy@austinbar.org.