Boys and Men of Color Initiative 

This summer, the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color awarded $20,000 each to 15 organizations, including the Austin Justice Coalition (AJC).

Through the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Catalyst Fund at Community Partners, a national fund established to build, develop, and invest in local coalitions across the nation, Austin, Texas joined the movement through the Austin Justice Coalition to advance justice and build opportunity for boys and men of color, their families, and communities.
 

Through the Catalyst Fund, the Alliance is investing in continued policy and systems changes that engage and invest in grassroots leaders working at the intersection of race and gender justice, while advocating for state policy that improves outcomes for boys and young men of color. We are thankful that Austin Justice Coalition can join in the movement and will be using this investment over the next 9 months.

 

As the Austin Justice Coalition continues to focus on policy on the local and state level, we know that it is integral to our culture to provide a creative outlet young boys and men of color. 

 

2019  ART & ESSAY CONTEST

Details and Rules can be found: here


This contest is open to in Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties in grades 3 – 12.
There are three group:


•    Elementary (grades 3 – 5)
•    Middle (grades 6– 8)
•    High (grades 9 – 12)


Students must complete an official entry form to attach to their essays or art pieces.  The due date for all essays and art pieces April 1st. You can find the entry form: here


Winners from each division will receive a $75 award and an award-winning book of their choice. 
 

We are also looking for community members to participate as volunteer judges in order to select the winners of our contests.  If you are interested in participating as a volunteer judge, fill out this volunteer inquiry form.
 

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 859-361-9186  or email us at info@austinjustice.org

 

Black Boy Joy - An Austin Justice Production

If an effort to continue to add to the narrative to boys and men of color, the Austin Justice Coalition is happy to announce the first-ever Black Boy Joy, a showcase, featuring local talent from across Central Texas. 

WHAT: Black Boy Joy, An Austin Justice Coalition Production
WHO: Austin Justice Coalition
WHEN: April 27, 2019 - 6:00 PM
WHERE: Huston-Tillotson University, King-Seabrook Chapel

If an effort to continue to add to the narrative to boys and men of color, the Austin Justice Coalition is happy to announce the first-ever Black Boy Joy, a showcase, featuring local talent from across Central Texas. 
 

ARTIST CALL - If you're interested in being performer, please feel out to fill out this form and we will reach out with more information.  

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