Get Involved: Austin Events/Organizations Fighting Police Brutality

We stand in solidarity with our community and our friends, families and loved ones of color. Police brutality must stop, and we must get involved. For us, that means supporting the organizations who do the emotional labor, lobbying and advocacy to dismantle systemic racism in Austin daily.

Upcoming event:


To commemorate the life of Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott, Black Lives Matter Austin is hosting a vigil at Huston-Tillotson University on Sept. 22 from 8 to 10 PM. Allies are welcome.



Organizations to support:

Black Lives Matter Austin

Black Lives Matter Austin is the Austin affiliate of the National network of Black Lives Matter. This is the official Austin, Texas Chapter of

For details on BLM's upcoming events in the Austin area, you can "like" the chapter on Facebook or shoot their team an email at

Austin Justice Coalition

Austin Justice Coalition is a grassroots, activist-led organization addressing community needs, increasing political involvement, empowering communities, and criminal justice reform at the local level. The Austin Justice Coalition is a direct and collaborative offspring of the Houston Justice Coalition, founded by Durrell Douglas and Shekira Dennis.

To learn more about Austin Justice Coalition's programming, you can attend the organization's General Body Meeting on Oct. 4 at 6 PM. In the meantime, the AJC is currently fundraising to send support to Baton Rouge. You can find a location to contribute here.


YWCA works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. Through advocacy and local programming, the organization creates real change for women, families and communities.

To learn more about the programs the YWCA offers, to volunteer or to inquire about their services, please visit the YWCA's website. You can keep up with their future events here.

*If you can't attend events, publicly advocate, protest or support these movements financially, please continue to have conversations about police brutality and systemic racism in your community. Dialogue, discussion and healing are important. Be mindful of others; be open-minded. No one has all of the answers, and we must work together to effect change. Engage with explicit content showcasing police brutality responsibly—take care of yourself.*

Jane Claire HerveyComment