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Community Engagement Center’s Front Porch Gatherings Begin Sept. 20 with “The Role of the Black Church in East Austin”


The DDCE’s Community Engagement Center, part of the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement, is hosting a new Front Porch Gathering series that will focus on issues of importance to East Austin. Designed to activate more than just dialogue, the Front Porch Gatherings  connects the university’s research and resources with engaged community organizations and community members to identify strategies, align efforts, and foster collaborative relationships. Each session works to address issues of equity, disparity, and access through active engagement. The first of the Community Engagement Center’s Front Porch Gatherings will be held Sept. 20 at David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 6:30 p.m.


The Role of the Black Church in East Austin

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.

David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2211 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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Law Enforcement and Community Engagement

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.

Dobie Middle School, 1200 E. Rundberg Lane



Affordability and Re-Entry

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.

Mt. Zion Church, 2938 E. 13th Street



The Suburbanization of Poverty in Austin

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Location TBA



Health Disparities and Mental Health

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon Street


For more information, call 512-232-8586.

To register for the Front Porch Series visit:  http://diversity.utexas.edu/communitycenter