Healing History a tribute to diversity and music in Bastrop County. This series is aimed at creating healing conversations and high-quality musical experiences to overcome the cross-cultural miscommunication that permeates our societal systems. It is through shared human experiences that we desire to create inclusive approaches to resilience and the arts. Healing History will work from a trauma-informed perspective to guide change for Bastrop County.

This 4-event series will begin in 2020 and involve the following dates and topics (Each event is 6-8pm): 

1.   Jan 24th: Race-Based Trauma- From a historical context to current experiences

Facilitated by: Jerry Hawkins, Director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (DTRHT)

Location: Jerry Fay Wilhem Performing Arts Center


2.   Feb 21st: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (Microaggressions/implicit bias)

Facilitated by: Dr. Leonard Moore, VP of Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement at UT Austin.

Location: Smithville Rec Center

3.  Mar 27th: School-Prison Pipeline/ Media Portrayals

Facilitated by: Meme Styles, President and Founder of MEASURE Austin

Location: Elgin Library Civic Center

4.   Apr 24th: Bridging the Divides with Restorative Practices

Facilitated by: Corliss Outley, PhD., Professor and Department Head Texas A&M University

Location: Lost Pines Art Center