Rio Texas MFSA will not have a monthly meeting in January. We urge you to join in the Women’s March and Rally at the state Capitol on January 18. Then on Monday, January 20, join us in attending the MLK Program, March, and Rally beginning at 9 am at the UT campus.
Saturday, January 18, 12p-3p – South Steps of Texas Capitol
Please note that various advocacy groups are planning concurrent marches on January 18 that start earlier than noon. Speeches at the Capitol will begin about noon. https://www.womensmarchontexascapitol.org/
The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9 a.m. with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus.
At the conclusion of the program at the MLK Statue, we will march to the south steps of the Capitol for a rally.
After the Capitol program, the march will proceed to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned.
This year, we are asking marchers to help by donating can goods or non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.
Click here to learn more about the march: http://www.mlkcelebration.com/celebration-events/march-and-festival/.
“Shaping Beloved Community: From Dignity, Recognition and Inclusivity to Advocacy and Equity”
Neal directs the agency’s educational opportunities including world-wide trainings, workshops, seminars, and internships. He also coordinates curriculum related to the UM Social Principles.
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9a – 4p
Saint John’s UMC Austin
2140 Allandale Road
Austin, TX 78756
Registration information to be provided soon.
The Point In Time Count (PIT Count) is an annual census of the homeless population in the Austin/Travis County area. Early in the morning of January 25th, 2020, hundreds of volunteers will head out across Austin/Travis County to count every person experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Volunteers will count people sleeping in cars, tents, parks, under bridges, and on the streets. The information from this count is used to guide public policy and is vital for securing resources to help end homelessness in our community.
Bishop Robert Schnase, Bishop of the Rio Texas Conference, will lead worship at First UMC Pflugerville on January 26. http://www.pflugervilleumc.org/