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Thought-provoking conversations exploring issues affecting our communal well-being through a nonprofit lens.​ Moderated by Barry Silverberg, Director, Nonprofit Austin.

Season 4

This and next season of Civil Society is dedicated to exploring People of Color Experiences in Austin.

The Black Experience in Austin

The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center

Carre Adams, its Curator/Culture & Arts Manager

White Privilege

Froswa Booker-Drew, Vice President, Community Affairs, Strategic Alliances at State Fair of Texas

Black Business in Austin

Tam Hawkins, President & CEO, Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

Exploring Black History in Austin

kYmberly Keeton, African American Community Archivist and Librarian, Austin History Center. Austin Public Library

The Role of Historically Black Colleges in Austin

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President & CEO, Huston-Tillotson University

Black Heritage in Austin

Pam Owens, Interim Director Six Square, Austin’s Black Cultural District

Using Data and Education to Mobilize Communities to Eliminate Social Disparities

Meme Styles, President and Founder of MEASURE

Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Central Texas

Sean Thomas-Brietfeld, co-Director of Race to Lead, Building Movement Project & Ofronama Biu, Senior Research Associate and the writer of the Central Texas report

The Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center at Austin Community College

Khayree Williams, Center Director

Hispanic/Latinx Experiences in Austin

Hispanic Political Life & Diversity

James Aldrete, Political Communications Consultant

ACC’s Fast Track Career Initiative & the Value Add of CE during COVID-19

Hector Aguilar, Dean, Continuing Education, Austin Community College

Las Comadres Para Las Americas & ACC as Hispanic Serving Institution

Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ph.D., Founder of Las Comadres Para Las Americas

The Chicano Struggle for Civil Rights and Chicana Feminism

Martha Cotera, Activist, Chicano Civil Rights Movement and the Chicana Feminist movement

The Role of Hispanic Women in Austin Politics

Bobbie Garza‐Hernandez, Principal, Pink Consulting; former Chief of Staff, Gus Garcia

Hispanic Business in Austin

Diana Maldonado, President & CEO, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The State of Latinx/ Hispanic Nonprofits in Austin

Julie Martinez, Ballesteros Executive Director, Manos de Cristo

Historical & Current Trends in Hispanic Life. Learn about ACC’s El Centro

Gary Moreno, Director, Latino/ Latin American Student Center dba El Centro

The Hispanic Nonprofit Executive Director Experience

Rosamaria Murillo, PhD, LMSW, CEO, El Buen Samaritano

Investing in Underserved Hispanic Female Entrepreneurs

Steve Wanta, Executive Director, JUST
Haydee Moreno, Chief Operating Officer, JUST

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