Breaking Down Walls: True Tales from Immigrants in Austin, Texas

 

The Hearth Austin event, “Breaking Down Walls” was a powerful, much needed night of stories from people who have suffered under U.S. immigration policies. As one teller said, “At the level of the heart we are the same. We want the same things. We want a safe place to live, a future for our children, a place to work and contribute to society. We are not ‘aliens.’ We are human beings. We are just like you.” Read more

The Hearth Austin Raises Funds and Volunteers for Local Environmental Project

Now for some good news. The Hearth Austin raised over $1100 for The Festival Beach Food Forest at last week’s Into the Wild: True Tales from Environmental Activists event. PLUS we signed up lots of volunteers. Thank you to activists and storytellers Aly Tharp, Josh Blaine, Kendra Bones, Amy Stansbury, and Lukus Ebert. Also thanks to bluegrass band Steel Betty and musician Justin Stewart from CreekPeople. What a great, heartfelt event. Next Austin event will be on Saturday, July 1 from 4 to 6pm at the Mexican American Center with a gallery of over 100 written stories from undocumented immigrants and live stories from Latino Immigrants.

The Hearth Austin is hosting INTO THE WILD:TRUE TALES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS this Thursday, May 25th 7:30 to 9:30pm at The North Door. Hosted by Mark Yaconelli with music by bluegrass band Steel Betty and Justin Stewart. The event will present true stories by 6 local young adults involved in environmental activism in Austin. Tellers include Dave Cortez from Sierra Club, Amy Stansbury from EcoNetwork, Aly Tharp from The Festival Beach Food Forest, Josh Blaine from InGredients, Lukus Ebert from Texas Impact, and Kendra Bones from Austin Zero Waste Alliance. $5 suggested donation at the door goes to support The Festival Beach Food Forest. Hope all my Texas friends can make it out. Co-sponsored with The Front Porch.

Come out and practice community with us on April 20th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. Together we will listen to six local folks share a true story of survival. Tellers include Ellie Holty, Helen Jucevic, Alan Journet, Chris Hardy, Molly McKissick, and Ginny Auer. Hosted by Cat Gould. Music by Duane Whitcomb, Carly Joss, Isaiah Brown, and Wendi Stanek. $5 suggested donation. All proceeds at the door will benefit The Geos Institute a local non-profit committed to climate change solutions.

Our Spring Hearth will explore the theme “Survival” with proceeds benefiting The Geos Institute a local non-profit committed to climate change solutions. Come out and practice community with us on April 20th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. Together we will listen to six local folks share a true story of survival (in ten minutes or less). Tellers include Ellie Holt, Helen Jucevic, Alan Journet, Chris Hardy, Molly McKissick, and Ginny Auer. Hosted by Cat Gould. Music by Duane Whitcomb, Wendi Stanek, and friends. $5 suggested donation. Friends we need volunteers to help set up chairs and run concessions. Please email mark@thehearthcommunity.com if you can help!