Upcoming Events

TAJ New Member Training

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:00am
1100 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas 78703 Show Map

The free Texas Advocates for Justice New Member Training will be held in Austin, TX at the YMCA on West Cesar Chavez!

Please fill out the application ---> https://goo.gl/forms/HKGblieZsOpEYqao1

Are you directly impacted by the criminal justice, immigration or mental health systems? Has someone in you family? Your loved one? This training is for you! A deep dive into what TAJ Texas Advocates for Justice does and what our mission is.

Food will be provided. (Please Indicate Food Restrictions)

We can provide bus fare and child care upon request. 

We can work with your probation or parole officer to get permission for you to attend the training, just let us know!

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Arjun Sethi— American Hate: Survivors Speak Out talk at Bookpeople

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Grassroots Leadership is proud to co-host this book talk with our board member Arjun Sethi.

In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities. 

We hear from the family of Khalid Jabara, who was murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2016 by a man who had previously harassed and threatened them because they were Arab American. Sethi brings us the story of Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church in February 2017 because she feared deportation under Trump's cruel immigration enforcement regime. Sethi interviews Taylor Dumpson, a young black woman who was elected student body president at American University only to find nooses hanging across campus on her first day in office. We hear from many more people impacted by the Trump administration, including Native, black, Arab, Latinx, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, undocumented, refugee, transgender, queer, and people with disabilities.

A necessary book for these times, American Hate explores this tragic moment in U.S. history by empowering survivors whose voices white nationalists and right-wing populist movements have tried to silence. It also provides ideas and practices for resistance that all of us can take to combat hate both now and in the future. Read more about Arjun Sethi— American Hate: Survivors Speak Out talk at Bookpeople

Past Events

May 28, 2015
September 17, 2014
February 10, 2013