At the start of ever year, we host Community Caucus, an annual gathering for activists, nonprofits and thought leaders to present issues, share ideas and discuss plans for effective change. In 2018, we'll host Community Caucus at the Austin Central Public Library on Feb. 15 from 6 to 9 PM! See ya there.
Behind the Caucus:
At our first-ever Community Caucus in February 2017, we produced 12 panels, reflecting submissions we gathered from Nov. '16 to Jan. '17. More than 300 people attended to hear directly from members of their community; ticket costs were kept at $5, and all proceeds covered event production costs. Hosted within Spiderhouse, the event was a particularly raw, intellectual moment for our community. For some, it was their first jump into activism (a chance to see where they fit in our intersectional ecosystem); for our panelists, it was a chance to finally share, an opportunity to curate discussion in their friend circles and respective industries. From this event, many long-term collaborations, coalitions and commitments to volunteerism and community engagement were formed.