Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

MAKERS MARKET AT MUELLER

REVELRY is partnering up with Mueller Austin to bring you the first of many curated markets featuring ATX creatives and small businesses. 

#MMMATX will feature over 30 creative vendors and local businesses, food trucks, live music, DJ, art and design workshops and so much more. They're going big for this launch, so don't miss out! 

Space is limited, but currently, they are on the hunt for handmade goods, artwork and local entrepreneurs. The vendor application is available here.

To stay in the loop, RSVP on Facebook, check out their website or sign up for our newsletter here.

Thanks for supporting ATX makers and shakers!

Browning Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin TX 78723
Tickets

Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

Blanton Block Party

Explore the Blanton at a free day-to-night community festival celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries! The Blanton Block Party is the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with the museum’s collection, while experiencing outdoor family art activities, a museum studies symposium, live music, food, and tours throughout the day. Enjoy a lecture and book signing by renowned artist Nina Katchadourian, in conjunction with her exhibition, "Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser." Transition to evening with a special party featuring after-hours art viewing, a cash bar, light bites, live music and dancing, a photobooth, and art-making activities.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

Girl Jam ATX

Join GirlForward Austin for a night of food, drink, music, and crafts! Celebrate our work in Austin and raise funds to support our programs for girls who have resettled in Austin from Syria, Afghanistan, DR Congo, Myanmar, and many other countries.

Tickets include:
- watercolor project with CRAFT
- drinks by Texas Keeper Cider
- live music by Ley Line

Burma BlissChaiWallaSPUN Ice Cream + more vendors will be on-site.

Click here for tickets and details.

Mar
30
May 26

GRIT, GUTS & IMPACT

Are you looking to explore your passion and turn it into a business? Do you have a business that makes an impact, but you need a reboot of energy, creativity and collaboration? This workshop experience is made for you. We'll meet in an intimate cohort setting over the course of 3 days at our 35th Street coworking space. Get ready to not only explore your own passion, and your why, but to also be inspired by others and their drive to make an impact. You'll come out of the weekend with inspiration, and a clear sense of next steps for your venture.

Click here to RSVP

Mar
31
Apr 1

Burlesque Show – YWCA Benefit

You are cordially invited to a benefit for YWCA ATX at The North Door! Presenting Dolce Dream's Quinceañera, a celebration of the diverse people and cultures that Austin has to offer! Join Jade Esteban Estrada and Aura Vega as they bring some of the finest in burlesque, drag, aerial, and pole performers. Let's not forget the piñatas, mariachi band, and the royal court of honor that will be there. All profits will be benefiting YWCA ATX. Come out to enjoy Dolce Dream's Quinceanera!

Friday, March 31st at The North Door from 8:00 PM- 12 AM
General $10, Seated $15, and VIP for 2 $80

Click here for tickets.

Apr
5
9:00 am09:00

Planned Parenthood Texas Lobby Day 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, you’re invited to join hundreds of the loudest, proudest and pinkest reproductive rights advocates in the state as we come together to demand that Texas women and families be heard.

Together, we will educate legislators on reproductive health care issues and share personal stories of Texas women and families who depend on and support the vital health care services Planned Parenthood provides. You’ll also have the chance to meet other activists and supporters who believe in Planned Parenthood’s mission and hear from women’s health champions. Don’t miss out!

By signing up for the Legislative Action Team, you are also pre-registering for Planned Parenthood Texas Lobby Day. Full Lobby Day registration will begin in January. Click here to sign up.

Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

LGBTQ Voices | Storytelling fresh2design

Following the enthusiastic turnout of our “Voices of Color” event, we want to continue celebrating diversity in the workplace and in our lives with “LGBTQ Voices”, next up on our Diversity Series events.

In a similar format, seven Austinites will share true 5-10 minute stories of how being a LGBTQ designer has affected their personal life and relationships. Each person will have something unique to tell, and we are so excited to share this experience with one another. 

Click here for more information.

Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

BETTER BLOCK AUSTIN: 12TH + CHICON

In coordination with the Return and Discover Festival, Better Block AustinEast 12th Street Merchant's Association and Urban Co-Lab are teaming up to transform the 12th + Chicon Street corridor.

The Better Block is a nationwide movement that seeks to educate, equip, and empower communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate underutilized corridors and neighborhoods.

Celebrate with a new farmers/makers market by REVELRY, a morning fitness boot camp, pop-up park, updated business facades, Capital Metro bus stop and signage, live mural painting, crosswalk and sidewalk artwork, new neighborhood programming, food truck park updates and so much more. Of course it wouldn't be East Austin without some live music!

They need the help of the community to pull this off, so if you would like to provide in-kind or monetary donations or volunteer, please reach out to hi@thisisrevelry.com

- 6pm, ntersection of 12th & Chicon Streets, Austin, TX 78702
RSVP

 

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

HONEYCHILD: AN INDIE KIDS FEST

REVELRY presents HONEYCHILD, super-sized version of our family and motherhood inspired gatherings and workshops.

This spring, they will transform Mueller Amphitheater into an interactive, art-filled space for kids and parents/guardians. Children can put their hands to work in engaging projects under the instruction of ATX-based creatives. The event also features live music and entertainment, food trucks and kid-friendly sips, 30 local kid-friendly and unique vendors, a mobile library and more!

The event is geared toward children 12 and under, with teens ages 13 and up invited to serve as art ambassadors to assist the artists.

Their mission is to provide a creative atmosphere where families and children can celebrate each other, Austin and the local makers and businesses that make our city what it is! Follow along on Instagram @honeychildtx

RSVP

 

Apr
29
3:00 pm15:00

We Are Girls Houston Conference

The We Are Girls Conference, produced by The Girls Empowerment Network, is a statewide, multi-city event designed especially for girls in grades 3-8 and the adults who care about them. Founded in 2008 the 2016-2017 theme is “Find Your Power.” Featuring skill-building workshops and dynamic presentations, the We Are Girls Conference connects girls to relatable role models and encourages healthy relationships, educational discovery, and creative self-expression.

Who- Girls in grades 3rd-8th and the adults that care about them. (That includes parents, guardians, mentors, counselors and anyone else that supports young girls in their lives.)

Theme- ‘Find Your Power’

Cost- Tickets are $20 early bird rate per person until April 1st, tickets are $30 per person thereafter. You can apply for an individual scholarship by visitingwww.wearegirls.org. To apply for a large group scholarship please email angie@girlsempowermentnetwork.org. 

Admission includes- Lunch, supplies, and a swag bag, as well as access to two Featured Conference Speaker’s presentations, choice of breakout workshops, resource fair, and of course, countless memories!

Featured Conference Speakers- Lizzie Velasquez- Global Motivational Speaker, Anti-bullying Activist, Social Media Personality; and Author and Coach Keisha- Internationally Recognized Speaker, Author, Mentor & Certified Life Coach, and Founder of PEARL Girls

Click here for details.

May
6
10:00 am10:00

The Big Baby Bash & Family Jam 2017

Calling all planning, expectant and new parents! The Big Baby Bash & Family Jam is the ultimate parenting experience. The event seeks to support & educate parents & parents-to-be with seminars and workshops lead by nationally renowned and local experts, amazing vendors and hands-on demos.

Family Fun!
FREE talks & demos! 
Win amazing raffle prizes! 
Giveaways to the first 100 people!

Click here for tickets.

May
12
May 13

The Goddess Prom - a benefit for PPofGTx

The Goddess Prom is an adult prom party with dancing, raffle prizes, tasty bites and beverages, photo booth, and a non-gender-specific Prom Queen contest.  I keep overhead extremely low so that every dime of the door entry can go directly to PPofGTx.  Pictures of past Goddess Proms can be viewed at goddessprom.com.

Jun
8
Jun 11

ATX Television Festival

ATX Television Festival is the celebration of the television medium – looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Attendees hear from actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite shows to the small screen. We have all the functionality of a traditional film festival – spotlighting classic shows, never-aired pilots, cancelled too soon series, cult favorites, current hits and premieres of new series. In addition, we feature episode screenings with Q&A’s with the cast and creators, panels focused on industry related topics, and parties, live music, meet-ups, and social media events. ATX’s goal is to serve both the community and industry professionals equally, by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV.

Get 10% off your badge with the #bossbabesATX discount code, ATXS6BABES.
Click here for more information and to purchase a badge.


Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

Bump & Grind: Our Matrilineal Heritage

As part of our Love & Sexuality Series, the YWCA presents: Bump & Grind: Our Matrilineal Heritage.The movements that we associate with classic burlesque and striptease have their origins in fertility and spiritual dances from all over the world for thousands of years. This will be a lecture discussion, with opportunities for Q&A!

Wednesday, March 22 at the YWCA Greater Austin from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Student/AmeriCorp Volunteer $10
YWCA Member $25
Non-YWCA Member $40

Click here for tickets.

Mar
20
10:00 am10:00

All In For Equality Advocacy Day

Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas, Human Rights Campaign, Texas Freedom Network, and Transgender Education Network of Texas invite you to participate in YOUR government and to come to Austin on Monday, March 20th, for our All In For Equality Advocacy Day. Join us to have face-to-face conversations at the Texas Capitol about LGBTQ equality issues that matter most to you and your family.

This is an opportunity for YOU to ask state leaders to pass inclusive policies that protect all Texans, including our children; and end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Advanced registration is required in order to prepare constituent-matched materials and make strategic lobbying team assignments. Lunch will be provided.

Register online

*The $5 registration fee is to reduce the no show rate of participants. If you require a registration fee waiver in order to register for this event, please contact Robert Salcido via email at robert.salcido@equalitytexas.org before submitting this form.

Mar
18
4:00 pm16:00

Latinx AF

Poco A Poco is headed out of Austin for LA!! We love the community here, and wanna throw one big last party before handing over our markets to our xingonas at Sunlit Fire and Las Ofrendas ♥ 

Join them for LATINX AF: A Latinx Market centering on culture and community ♥ the Saturday of SXSW right on East 6th street at our FAVORITE spot: Tamale House East

Vendors, Music, Speakers, and a Non-Profit Symposium for Folks Wanting to Get Involved with:
- Empowering Latinas
- Providing Oppurtunity for Young Latinxs
- Supporting Queer Latinx Youth
- Protecting Our Immigrant Families

Mar
16
Mar 18

Bazaar Brunch: SXSW Edition

It's That Time Of Year!!! Get Everything You Need For SXSW In One Place !! Fuel Up On Delicious Vegetarian/ Vegan Food Before You Hit Up All The Music and Make Sure You Check Out The Handcrafted and Vintage Market On Bouldin Creeks Lawn. This Is A Family / Dog Friendly Event.

Click here for details.

Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Romance of the Self: Falling in Love with Yourself As You Are

As part of our Love & Sexuality Series, the YWCA presents: Romance of the Self: Falling in Love with Yourself As You Are. We, women in particular, are often taught to bond through body-shaming and negativity.  We're taught it is socially inappropriate to love our bodies.  Through personal anecdotes, group discussions and exercises, we'll explore ways to get back in touch with loving our incredible body and allowing our diversities to elevate us rather than separate us. Zaftigg von BonBon is a burlesque performer and instructor in the Austin area and enjoys fearlessly sharing her self-love with the masses! 

Wednesday, March 15th at the YWCA Greater Austin from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Student/AmeriCorp Volunteer $10
YWCA Member $25
Non-YWCA Member $40

Click here for tickets.

Mar
13
9:00 am09:00

Girl Advocacy Day

Girl Advocacy Day, hosted by the Girls Empowerment Network, empowers youth to be civically engaged, learn about the legislative process, and utilize their power and voice to advocate for themselves and the wider community. We invite youth ages 12-23 to participate in Girl Advocacy Day. The day will begin with a training on the Texas Legislature, the power of advocacy, and the issues impacting girls throughout our state.

You do not need to be a current GEN program participant or volunteer to attend Girl Advocacy Day, you just need to be passionate about gender justice! To learn more, visit the Facebook event and register here.

Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Women's Full Moon Magic Hour

The Full Moon is a time to release that which no longer serves us. Join in ceremony, Moon magic, and ritual with other women under the power of the Full Moon.  

You will take part in guided meditation, movement, and breathwork as you let go of the old, to make room for the new! This ceremony is perfect for any woman feeling called towards self-care. You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated, revitalized and comforted.  

Where: Rose Movement Studio
When: Sunday March 12th 7:30-8:45pm
Cost: $15
RSVP

Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

SX Soundcheck Saturday at Hotel Vegas and The Volstead with Golden Dawn Arkestra

FREE early and on the patio!
Doors at 1pm

Pop Up Market by Eastside Pop Up with over 30 artists, craftspeople, and vendors. A portion of the proceeds to benefit HOPE.

** Plus **
Crat Cocktails and Beer Features
Farmers Market & Food Vendors
Bands, DJs, and Performers on 3 Stages

FREE - EARLY INSIDE HOTEL VEGAS
me mer mo mondays presents:
DEEP CROSSPataphysics, Virginfield, Windows 95, HIQC - how i quit crack, UBA, 
Plus...
::: Teddy Cuts My Hair:::

FREE - EARLY INSIDE THE VOLSTEAD
animal sanctuary presents:
Randall HoltNøkken, Andrew Noble, Austin Flute Project, Joey Reyes

FREE - Evening on the ---PATIO STAGE---
::: Golden Dawn Arkestra :::
::: Roky Moon and BOLT! :::
**~*~DJ TWEEDY~*~**

LATE INSIDE HOTEL VEGAS
::: Annabelle Chairlegs :::
::: TINNAROSE :::

FREE - LATE INSIDE VOLSTEAD

Mar
10
5:00 pm17:00

Frida Friday mercado, music y mas

Special Frida Friday - the SXSW Edition! 
FREE family-friendly event! 

SPREAD THE WORD & SAVE THE DATES: 
Frida Fridays are unique opportunities to celebrate women* artists and women led initiatives, and shop a carefully curated line up of amazing artisans with ofrendas (offerings) to bring out your inner goddess/ bruja / chingona/ witch/ artist. Be prepared for a magical experience. These WOC centered marketplaces are spaces to connect, be inspired/ inspire, shop, and support each other. Plus nourish your belly with delicious food from Kebabalicious! 

Click here for details.

Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

Wild Women: Exploring Feminist Forms of Making

Who are you? How do you find the form(s) that you need to make? How can we exist as women-identifiers in historically male spaces, and what does it mean to make something that’s really female-centric, that’s separate from and subversive to the male history of fiction writing? In this one-off class, writer Bridget Brewer will lead us through discussions, creative experiments, and explorations of what it means to make fictional work as a woman-identifying person. We’ll look at some truly wild women – we’ll revel with Claude Cahun and Anais Nin, with St. Hildegard von Bingen, with Bhanu Kapil and Helene Cixous, with Jamaica Kincaid and Dorothy Allison. We might dip our toe into Janelle Monae and her concept album, The ArchAndroid. We might talk about Agnes Varda’s cinematic essay on female aging and refuse, The Gleaners, as well as who you bring to the table. We’ll challenge what fiction is allowed to look like, what role maternal comfort can play in the work women are allowed to put forth, and we’ll discover together that form is one place to start when we want to make fiction that screams.

RSVP on Facebook

Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera Fundraiser

The first Women’s Day, was held on February 28, 1909 by American socialists in honor of women participating in the fight for labor rights in the U. S. This atmosphere of struggle, which included a massive three-month strike by immigrant women working in NYC garment factories - the Uprising of the 20,000, the Bread and Roses strike, and the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, inspired the establishment of International Women’s Day in 1911.

The sweatshop workers and activists of that era fought for and won the 40-hour work week, minimum wage, abolition of child labor, and unemployment compensation. On March 8th, we celebrate that legacy knowing that women on the Texas/Mexico border as well as in the U.S. are still fighting for those basic rights today. 

Honoring our co-founder’s anniversary, Judith Rosenberg, and Fund for the Future, ATCF’s spring fundraiser event will unify the generational bridge that connects emerging leaders from old to new. It will feature FREE food & drinks, live music, a silent auction, Latinx vendors, and poetry.

Their goal is to raise $20,000, bring organizations closer together during this time of need, and are asking for folks to donate what they can to support our cross-border solidarity work. All proceeds will support grassroots resistance by continuing our solidarity delegations to the border, organizing a reverse delegation from Mexico to Texas, funding our annual Women & Fair Trade Festival, and reinforcing cross-border networks to take action against immigrant raids, detention, and deportations.

Click here to RSVP

Mar
8
6:30 pm18:30

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY LIGHTNING TALKS

During these engaging, interactive lightning talks, get inspired by female leaders who are spearheading local innovation in tech, culture, social media, and politics. They’ll discuss how they’ve pioneered gender equality in their industries, the challenges they faced, and provide key tips and strategies on taking action. After the talk, connect with people of all backgrounds in your community, and pledge to #BeBoldForChange in 2017.

As part of General Assembly’s ongoing efforts to foster an inclusive tech community and break down barriers to tech education, we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2017 by showcasing women who have taken groundbreaking action in their fields. Today, more than 40% of GA’s full-time students are female. We strive to continue to empower women in local communities to reach high, achieve their goals, and make an impact on the world.

Click here for details.

Mar
8
5:30 pm17:30

International Women's Day Celebration

Ten Thousand Villages of Austin is hosting an International Women's Day Celebration in recognition of the work that all women do throughout the world. The event will be in our store at 4803 Burnet Rd. from 5:30-7:30pm. Come out for an evening of fair-trade shopping, live music, ethical fashion, raffle prizes, and more! All food, beverages, and one raffle ticket are complimentary.

Click here for details.

Mar
8
9:00 am09:00

SHE Sanctuary - #BeBoldForChange

On March 8th, in honor of International Women’s Day and in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman, Soma Vida will offer, SHE Sanctuary, a day of respite and self-care for women who are working, women who are leading, women who are mothering, women who are striking… for ALL women who are resisting.

Click here for details.

Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

Austin Playback Improv Show

YWCA Greater Austin is partnering with Austin Playback Theatre for their Tuesday Night Stories series! All donations will benefit the YWCA. The theme of the night is Identity: How We See Ourselves - How Others See Us”. The goal is to hear perspectives from people of all backgrounds, so come share your story or be inspired by the stories of others!

Tuesday, March 7th, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Grover Street
7 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show, ends at 9 PM.
Pricing: A $7-$15 donation at door 

Click here for more details.

Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

The Common Well's Yoga Gathering benefiting Living Water International

Come together for The Common Well's Yoga Gathering benefiting Living Water International on Sunday, March 5th at The South Congress Hotel in Austin, Texas!

The Common Well is a community of women dedicated to empowering the women of the water crisis by supporting Living Water International. 663 million people lack access to clean water and it's women who carry the majority of the burden. Together, you can empower women around the world through the gift of safe, clean water!

Along with an empowering yoga practice led by friends at Wanderlust Yoga, you will be viewing Living Water's short film, The Future Now, which illustrates the challenges and redemption that the women of the water crisis around the world are facing, paletas from the Stephen F. Frostin food truck, complimentary quickie manicures from Tenoverten non-toxic nail salon and Outdoor Voices swag bags filled with fun things.

Can't make it? Head on over to www.water.cc/thecommonwell to donate a tax deductible gift! Help them reach their goal of raising $5,500 to fund a water well in Guatemala that a team of ladies from The Common Well will be drilling with Living Water in June, 2017!

Mar
4
Mar 5

The BeyHive Party

Hold Up, the Count Down has begun, for biggest Beyoncé party Austin has ever seen. So get in Formation, slip on that Freakum Dress, and 6 Inch Heels, because it's time to get Bootylicious for a night fit for a Queen. 

V Austin host the biggest and baddest unofficial Beyoncé party! Ring The Alarm and call Becky with the good hair, because this party is for One Night Only and we're going to dance like it's the End of Time.

Once everyone is in the bar they will play all Beyoncé songs.

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Mar
4
Mar 5

Rebel Grrl Burlesque Show

Folie a Femme Productions is pleased to announce their first show of 2017, “Rebel Grrrl Burlesque: A Benefit for SafePlace Austin,” on March 4, 2017 at The North Door (502 Brushy Street, Austin). Over a dozen performers from Austin and beyond will share their experiences with feminism, toxic masculinity, and what it means to fight like a grrrl through fun, sexy and hard-hitting acts set to music by riot grrrl favorites as well as other rebellious ladies and iconic 90s hits, a fantastic way to kick off Women’s History Month and raise money for SafePlace Austin.

Tickets are available for purchase online.

Mar
4
Mar 5

Meetings of the Mind

Chaddick Dance Theater will present their annual winter concert showcase “Meetings of the Mind” on March 4 at 7pm & 9pmand March 5 at 7pm. Integrating the architectural design of Austin City Hall with modern and theatrical dance, this year’s piece will explore the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the search for the next direction on the path of life. From feelings of intimacy to humor, fear to anger, and hope, follow a talented cast of seven dancers through three artistic vignettes – set on the outside plaza, mezzanine and amphitheater – for a unique performance. 

“Meetings of the Mind” is free to the public to experience with a suggested donation of $25 for seating – and to support Chaddick Dance Theater, your local arts – at Indiegogo or onsite at the performance.

Saturday, March 4, at 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Sunday, March 5, at 7:00pm

Austin City Hall
301 W. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

Suggested Donation of $25 for seating at IndieGoGo here.

Mar
4
6:00 pm18:00

Rockin' with Ruby's Rainbow!

Join Pride Socks and Dane's Body Shop for a Celebration Fundraising concert benefiting Ruby's Rainbow! Featuring two amazing local bands, The Wheel Wrights and Brian Pounds. 

RubysRainbow.org is a local non-pofit that grants scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes. It is their goal to create awareness of the capabilities of these amazing individuals and help them achieve their dreams of higher education - Life and Learning doesn't have to stop after high school! RubysRainbow's Mission is to help the amazing individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential.

About the bands:
The Wheelwrights are an acoustic Americana trio from Austin. A young group with an old soul, their sound draws a line from their shared histories: driving the back roads of Texas and Oklahoma, singing on a Sunday morning, and making music with family. 

Brian Pounds has spent the past six years as Austin’s best-kept musical secret. He is a well-written, catchy and asoulful. His recent release drew comparisons between him and James Taylor; his songwriting is deeply personal songwriting and has a warm delivery. He is a storyteller at heart.

Details:
-Doors open at 6:00
-Brian Pounds 7:00 - 8:00
-The Wheel Wrights 8:30 - 9:30

Ticket Price Includes:
- Donation to Ruby's Rainbow
- Drinks for the night- compliments of Deep Eddy VodkaHops and Grain, and Thirsty Planet Brewing Company.
- Performance by The Wheel Wrights and Brian Pounds
- An incredible feel-good experience with amazing people in our community

Don't wait too long to get your tickets. Only 200 are available. 

Parking is FREE, but we encourage you to use a rideshare app!

** this event is 21+ **

Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

African Diaspora Women Summit

Counter Balance: ATX and the Black Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas are providing a space in the capitol of Texas for Women of the African Diaspora to be engaged with each other’s company. We will fellowship, learn, and heal together, to support each other’s dreams and goals to change our communities. The time is now for self-identifying women to have a space in Austin, where we can come together once a year and build. The concept of this summit is to build the bridge between the intersections that exist within the community of self-identifying women of the African Diaspora. We are coming together to discuss the issues between our intersections and work towards plausible solutions. We want to make sure that in these trying times we, as a collective, do not forget what we bring to this world. The Summit will consist of a weekend of events paying homage to women of the African Diaspora. Huston-Tilloston University (HT), the only historically black university in Austin, will host our event on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The summit is completely FREE with lunch INCLUDED. Please click the Eventbrite below to learn more about the panels and discussions.

Please RSVP here.

They also have vendor and sponsor opportunities for organizations and businesses! 

Vendors at Summit - They are accepting vendors to vend at HT during the summit. All those who want to vend at must register under the option for Vendor Ticket for the Summit. Please email the name of your organization to info@counterbalanceatx.org once you have registered. Vending space if first come first served.

Vendors for Wall Street of the Diaspora - Businesses that would like to vend at the Wall Street of the Diaspora, an event taking place after the conference portion of the summit, must pay the $30 vending fee. Once vending fees are, paid please contact info@counterbalanceatx.org

Mar
3
Mar 4

Spirit to Resist: A Staged Reading

Ever wondered what Shakespeare might have to say about our current political climate?

The women of Untamed Shakespeare are back to take you on another breakneck ride through Shakespeare’s plays, and this time, it’s getting real.

They're bringing you rigged elections, corrupt politicians, mass riots, and more. Sexual assault by the powerful? Shakespeare addresses it. Downfallen female political figures? All over the place. An impassioned defense of refugees? It’s the only surviving speech we have in his handwriting. You bet you’ll hear that, too.

Click here for more information.

Mar
3
7:30 pm19:30

Venus Launch + Benefit

Venus is a collaborative online publication dedicated to empowering self-identified women + non-binary folk by showcasing their diverse achievements and perspectives. They create their own content, but are also a submission based website where they encourage women to safely and freely express themselves via art, music, and words.

Head out to the Spiderhouse Chapel Stage, March 3rd to celebrate the birth of VENUS with live music, art, poetry, merch, & more.

Mar
3
7:00 pm19:00

Churches of East Austin: The Work of Liz Moskowitz

The Gallery at Six Square and Preservation Austin present

An Eastside Story: Churches of East Austin | The work of Liz Moskowitz

Reception March 3rd 7-10pm
Exhibition through March 24th
11am-5pm M-F

The Six Square Office
1152 San Bernard
Austin, TX 78702

"Undoubtedly, churches are a focal point of East Austin's history. As this area of the city undergoes rapid changes to its physical and cultural landscape, the traditional role of churches as the center of community life has shifted. Using medium format film, this project in progress documents the smaller African American churches and congregations in the neighborhood. These churches embody a culture with a vibrant past, a resilient present, and a potentially tenuous future. They contain a rich heritage and perspective that this exhibit hopes to acknowledge and honor."

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

Reproductive Justice Postcard Party!

Calling all feminists! Please join Austin DSA's Feminist Action Committee in writing postcards to our Representatives and Senators to voice our opinions concerning reproductive justice and other issues affecting women in the US! There will be guest speakers from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA), the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), and individuals who have direct TX Legislative experience to discuss the most effective ways that we can resist assaults on the privacy, health, and equality of women in the Texas Legislature, the US Congress, and in the streets. 

Postcards and stamps will be provided, and monetary donations to assist in covering the cost of supplies will be much appreciated. We will also have information for donating to TAASA, NARAL, The Lilith Fund, and other organizations working for women. Copies of bill summaries and recent actions will be available to help you figure out what you want to write to your representatives (and what might catch the eye of the interns who tally these messages). 

Ted Cruz has said that the pressure put on him so far has been a matter of intensity rather than numbers, so let's show our representatives just how many of us will stand up for equality and justice for women.

Click here for more information.