Join us on Facebook and Youtube for a three-part series of virtual events exploring abolition as a critical framework for change. Scholars, activists, and organizers will lead these community conversations about challenging systems and reimagining ways to achieve justice and liberation.
The first event of our annual Social Justice Solutions event will feature Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Professor, renowned activist, public scholar, and cofounder of many grassroots organizations including Critical Resistance, she is the author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, & Opposition in Globalizing.
This presentation will occur LIVE on the Graduate College of Social Work’s Facebook and YouTube page Monday, October 5th at 3:00 p.m.

EYES ON ABOLITION: Social Justice solutions with Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Date: Monday, October 5, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m.
The event will be streamed live via Facebook and Youtube

Register here!

Takes place every Friday starting Friday, September 4th. For more information on how you can join in on the fun, email Rashayla at

A free event! Register here to join in.

A free event! Register to join in online.

September 1, 2020 10:30 AMRegister here!

501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on a wide range of issues. These actions may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s mission. After this workshop you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and when a communication is considered lobbying.

Participants will learn:
– How federal tax law and Texas law permit lobbying for charities and how lobbying is defined;
– One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying;
– Yearly lobbying limits for charities;
– Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit; and
– The application of these rules to ballot measure activities.

This year, we have seen the impact COVID-19 has had on afterschool and summer learning programs, and the young people and families who rely on them. In these ever-evolving circumstances, it is important for funders, policy makers, education leaders, and the overall public to understand the current situation, as well as the projections and concerns for the future.

To help make that possible, this is the second in a series of surveys the Afterschool Alliance is conducting to monitor the situation and help provide solutions. For this wave of the survey, the Afterschool Alliance is partnering with the National Summer Learning Association to learn more about how the pandemic has or has not affected your summer programming. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes of your time and your responses will be anonymous. Thank you for sharing information about your program! Please complete this survey.

September 16th 10:00 – 11:00 am

Join us in celebrating your Fall 2020 cohort as we embark on the journey to improve our program quality for Houston’s youth!

During the kickoff, we will have a brief meet & greet, and participate in quality focused activities to help new and returning sites engage with the modified process.

For more questions about the modified process or requirements to stay “Committed 2 Quality” please contact Kittra Hewitt at or Lindsey Hill at

Register here!

Date​ / Training​

September 2020​ / YPQI Fall Kick off​

October 2020​ / Youth Methods Series​

November 2020​ / Youth Methods Series​ & Coaching Cohorts​

December 2020​ / Youth Methods Series​ & Coaching Cohorts​

January 2021​ / Spring Cycle YPQI Kick off​

Open Call for Houston Latinx Artists

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON’s Boniuk Center’s Latino Initiatives invites Latinx artists from the Houston area to participate in Withstand: Latinx Art During Times of Conflict. 

This juried exhibition investigates the idea of resistance and its multiple ramifications in the visual arts, as well as the impact of political and/or social conflict on the creative process. The exhibition also explores themes of social justice and human rights in order to inspire conversations sparked by the artwork of Houston Latinx artists. Withstand is meant to be a platform that examines issues that impact the community, fosters dialogue on difficult questions, and ultimately empowers social change through art. Artists must select works that reflect these themes literally or metaphorically.

The show will be on view in conjunction with the inaugural Silverman Latin American Institute fellowship scheduled for Summer 2021. Latinx artists are invited to join the conversation on art as a catalyst of change, and stand together with educators and those interested in advocacy to learn about social justice, human rights, and the Holocaust.

Holocaust Museum Houston builds a more humane society by promoting responsible individual behavior, cultivating civility and pursuing social justice.

More information here!