Download a printable PDF version of the Book Drive 2023 flyer.
Are you available to volunteer to sort and distribute books on Thursday, February 23rd? Let us know. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/ServeFreedomSchoolsAustin
Want to make a monetary donation to Freedom Schools to support the book drive? You can contribute via Bloomerang or PayPal here.
Freedom Schools! Join us Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 2 pm to 3pm at the Austin History Center for Austin Museum Day. Admission is free! (Note AHC is open from 12pm – 4pm. CDF Freedom Schools Austin will meet up at 2pm, but you can arrive at any time during their open hours.)
The museum will have light refreshments for visitors but be sure to eat lunch on your own before you arrive.
No registration required to attend (but we’d love it if you can let Ms Simone know that you’re planning to attend so she knows to look out for you. RSVP here: https://welcometable.breezechms.com/form/austin-history-center).
Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe St., (512) 974-7385 www.austinhistorycenter.org
Facebook: @AustinHistoryCenter Instagram: @austinhistorycenter
Along with two new exhibits, AHC will have activities for kids and families including Zine and printmaking, refreshments, a “Preservation Station” to show you how to preserve your family’s history and more!
(Scholars may remember our summer Read Aloud Guest Dr. Jacqueline Smith-Francis, African-American Community Archivist, Austin History Center | Austin Public Library. She read the book The 1619 Project: Born on the Water this summer during CDF Freedom Schools Austin. Special thank you to Dr. Jacqueline for inviting us to visit the Austin History Center for Museum Day.)
Want to make it a full Sunday Fun Day family outing? (We know that learning is fun!) Here are some ideas to choose from:
We’ve been gifted complimentary (free) tickets to a performance of SW!NG OUT on Friday, September 16, 7:30PM at Bass Concert Hall (UT Austin), 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712
Ticket holders can also attend (optional) a pre-performance discussion with company members at 6:45 pm in Bass Concert Hall – Level 6.
CDF Freedom Schools Austin, N2N, and Welcome Table, please submit a request for tickets if you’re interested in being added to our guest list. Sign up now. Supplies are limited. Sign up here: https://welcometable.breezechms.com/form/swing_out_tickets
About SW!NG OUT
Acclaimed choreographer and Dance Magazine cover star Caleb Teicher brings the thrill of the swing dance world to Bass Concert Hall for their Austin debut. With live music by the acclaimed Eyal Vilner Big Band, Lindy Hop champions use the joy, fire, and fight of competitive and social swing dance as a launching pad to explore and subvert traditional gender roles. The audience is invited to join the action in the second half for an onstage social dancing experience called The Jam. The New York Times urges “If you need a break, take one. Swing it out.”
Read: SW!NG OUT CELEBRATES SPONTANEITY AND THE BLACK VERNACULAR TRADITION