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July 5, 2015

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allgo envisions a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.

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Community Health Forum

Join allgo Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman,  the Alliance for African American Health of Central Texas and immigrant’s rights organizers,  and other community members working on racial justice issues in Austin.

The City of Austin Department of Health will host a community meeting on Thursday July 9th 6-8pm at the Southeast Health & Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741. Why? To get community input on community needs to address health inequities in Austin/Travis County.

Come out next Thursday- 6pm
Raise your Voice for Racial Justice in healthcare in Austin/Travis County!
Childcare, Food and Spanish Interpretation will be available

To RSVP and reserve childcare space contact elena.shemilina@austintexas.gov (512) 972 5010

The City of Austin passed a resolution on May 7th to establish an Equity Assessment Tool for the city. This resolution passed as a result of the organizing work of our grassroots coalition. As a step towards creating the Equity Tool, the resolution mandated the city to create a working group to address health inequities.

allgo, Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, the Alliance for African American Health of Central Texas (AAAHCT), and the organization previously named Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition are stakeholders in that working group. As part of this process, the Health Department will host the first of two community meetings on Thursday, July 9, 6-8pm the second meeting will be held  Saturday, July 18, 10am-12pm.  At these meetings, our community coalition will be co-presenting with staff from the Health Department. We will be proposing that the City of Austin include funds in its 2016 budget to address health disparities with community based projects that are holistic, culturally specific, non-traditional, and based in community organizing.

If you agree, please come out and voice your support for culturally specific non-traditional health projects that examine the root causes of the disparate health outcomes of our city. The proposals address some of the deep systemic inequities in Austin with relevant and accessible community projects. The projects address chronic disease amongst the African American community, health and wellness for LGBTQ communities of color, mental health services for immigrant communities, and maternal and infant health using a midwifery model.


allgo Cabaret A celebration of Queer People of Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 17, 2015
Doors at 7 p.m. | Show at 8 p.m.

North Door
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX 78702

$10 in advance | $15 at the door
18+

Join allgo for a Drag Burlesque Celebration of queer people of color (and allies)! Local, regional and international drag artists and burlesque dancers will come together for one spectacular night to bump, grind and slay in a beautiful showcase of brown skin, full bodies and round behinds!

Your hostess Foxxy Blue Orchid (AKA Dino Foxx​) will take you through this fabulous journey featuring two headlining performances by bearded drag luminary, The Grace Towers (San Francisco)!

With fierce performances by:

Maxxy Radd (AKA Logan Magz)
Lola LeStrange
Fat Bottom Cabaret​
Nikki DaVaughn
Jasper St James
Kristi Waters​
Aaron Andrews
Aurora Hart
Ruby Lamb
Queertini Time​
Kitty Sangria
Remi Martini
Chola Magnolia

A super sexy dance party will follow the big show with music by DJ Manuel Cros Esquivel (San Antonio) who will be spinning the hottest in Old School, Soul, R&B, Hip-hop, Booty, Disco, Bounce, Cumbias and more!

For more information or to purchase tickets log onto www.allgocabaret.eventbrite.com

THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.


allgo monthly film screening

Join us for a movie, munchies and reflection!
Co-presented with the Women’s Community Center of  Central Texas

Tuesday, July 14 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Picturebox, 701 Tillery St. Suite A-7, Austin, TX 78702
(down the sidewalk from the allgo office which is in Suite A-1).

Free & open to the public

Making Austin HERstory is a project of the Women’s Community Center showcasing 12 short documentaries celebrating women leaders of Austin. These films were directed by Andrea Zarate, Danea Johnson and Maribel Falcón. Andrea and Danea will be present for a Q&A after the screening!

Featuring:

Regina Blye- Texas State Independent Living Council
Morgan Robyn Collado- Poet & Author of Make Love to Rage
Les Cunningham- Activist
Priscilla Hale- allgo
Barbara Hines- UT Immigration Clinic
Shirin Khosropour- ACC Peace & Conflict Studies
Sylvia Orozco- MexicArte
Linda Phan- Asian Family Support Services of Austin
Lilia Rosas- Resistencia Bookstore
T-Kay Sangwand- Human Rights Archivist
China Smith- Ballet Afrique
Cristina Tzintzun- Workers Defense Project

Snacks provided, but feel free to bring your favorite munchies.
Free parking is available in the front parking lot, front drive way and around the north side of the building.


“Family-Friendly” Austin report – city council public hearing & press conference

Leading up to this Mother’s Day, allgo and the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition are partnering with members of Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman as they release the first in a series of reports, Austin – A “Family-Friendly” City: Perspectives and Solutions from Mothers in the City, which calls into question Austin’s family-friendly reputation.

 

Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, in partnership with allgo and Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition (AIRC), will hold a press conference at City Hall on Thursday, May 7, 9 – 10 am to launch the report and provide recommendations for city government to address current racial and socio-economic inequities in Austin.  Members of our groups, Mayor Steve Adler, City Council Member Delia Garza, and others will
speak.
Also on Thursday, May 7, at 6:30 pm, the Austin City Council will have a public hearing to discuss whether city government should implement an EQUITY ASSESSMENT TOOL, as recommended in the report. This is an effort to encourage the city to prioritize those policies and decisions that make Austin MORE EQUITABLE. Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, and allgo are working together to move this forward.  COME OUT AND TESTIFY IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. If you are not interested in speaking, please come, be counted, and stand in solidarity with us! Help us make sure that Austin policies do not continue to increase the racial and economic divide in the city. PLEASE JOIN US AT 6:30 PM AT CITY HALL TO TESTIFY AND SHARE YOUR STORY!!! (we will provide childcare and light snacks in city hall lobby)
                        
Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, AIRC, and allgo are community based organizations representing Austinites being directly impacted by the city’s growing inequities, fueled by explosive growth. The Austin – A “Family-Friendly” City report looks at key indicators that affect the health and well-being of families and evaluates the lived experience for low-income mothers of color in Austin. The report data provide key insights that show that race and class impact how well families survive in Austin.

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