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.