Discussion Dinner Recap What It's Like to Be Black in Austin

DD #10: Recap – What It’s Like to Be Black in Austin

As I walked into the Chicon Collective for our first Diversity Discussion Dinner of the year, I was anxious to be sitting down with so many new faces in an unfamiliar place and being expected to discuss a difficult topic like our experience of race–specifically, what it’s like to be black in Austin. I couldn’t imagine it going well and my faith in open dialogue waned. I made jolted and awkward small talk and greeted the people I knew well; I was reminded once again that being uncomfortable is uncomfortable.