As the end of the year approaches, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our donors who supported us through the pandemic. Recently, the Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated presented the Central Texas Food Bank with a $10,000 donation, which was matched by other Food Bank donors and increased our impact to $40,000. Your support makes our community service possible in the greater Austin metropolitan area, and as we close out the year, we are grateful for our donors, who enabled the Town Lake (TX) Chapter in 2020 to donate a total of $30,000 to the Central Texas Food Bank, provide $20,000 in college scholarships, and donate more than $15,000 in COVID relief [...]
The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, congratulates our chapter members, Joya Hayes on receiving the coveted Dewitty/Overton Award, and Dr. Chiquita Watt Eugene on receiving the award for Outstanding Leadership during the NAACP 55th Annual Dewitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet Awards 2020. For more information, please visit: http://www.naacpaustin.com/2020-banquet-information.html
Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated presents “Race and Social Justice: The Search for Solidarity in Austin” on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 3:00 PM. Join us virtually on our webinar as we use our vision and voices to advocate for a better tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity to support community programs including: Hear leading government, educational, and civic leaders address the impact of policies that have adversely affected people of color. Learn how community-driven actions, along with public policy changes, grounded in equity, can create meaningful change for our families, friends, and neighbors in the Austin community. Be inspired to get involved, and embolden civic leaders to create policies that will [...]
Congratulations Daina R. Berry on another outstanding perspective on the meaning of Juneteenth. After 155 years, Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Americans, is being acknowledged as a holiday by corporations and state governments across the country. Today, we consider why, throughout its history, Juneteenth has gained prominence at moments of pain in the struggle for black liberation in America. We also ask: What does freedom mean now? Guest: Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading: In a project examining the history and import of Juneteenth, we ask: What is freedom in America? Opal [...]
Aileen Bumphus Recognized by Diverse Education Saluting this Year’s Top 35 Women in Higher Education
The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates Dr. Aileen Bumphus, Associate Vice President of the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence on your selection by Diverse Education as one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education.
The Junior League of Austin (JLA) announced Town Lake (TX) Chapter member, Toya Cirica Bell, as JLA's 2020 Volunteer Extraordinaire. Each year the League awards this honor to a Sustaining member who "has utilized past League training to demonstrate and promote volunteerism into the community beyond their active years with the League." https://issuu.com/thejuniorleagueofaustin/docs/spring_2020_jla_capitalines/46
The Town Lake (TX) Chapter is proud to announce that chapter member Daina Ramey Berry, chair of the University of Texas History Department, was featured on MSNBC on Sunday, June 14, 2020, to speak about the significance of Tulsa's 'Black Wall Street' at this moment of time.
Joya Hayes-Regional Director-Elect for the South Central Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates our member Joya Hayes on becoming the 26th South Central Regional Director-Elect of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated!
Please join the Town Lake(TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in congratulating Daina Ramey Berry, she was recently selected to serve as The Chair of the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin beginning Fall 2020. Below is the link to the news release. https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/history/news/daina-ramey-berry-selected-new-chair-of-history-department
The Town Lake Chapter of The Links, Incorporated congratulates our own dynamic member, Wendolyn Washington as a recipient of The Girl Scouts of Central Texas Honored 19 Community Leaders on April 20, 2020. Our very own, Wendolyn Washington, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Intel, seasoned professional and human resource executive who has worked at several major hi-tech companies including Dell Computers, AMD, and Intel was one of the honorees. Congratulations on a very well-deserved recognition. Listen to her message of service and giving back to our community. Wendolyn's Message