Photos from Austin Capital YRE on June 20th

Photos from Austin Capital YRE on June 20th

The Summer Sunrise Event that we hosted to highlight our CRW Austin YRE walks started off overcast and rainy on Saturday morning. That didn’t stop some walkers, though, and we have some great pictures that were sent in by Sheri L., Nelli A. and Carol O.

Sheri Logan took both the picture of the Texas Capitol building above and the picture below of a sculpture made out of canoes on the UT campus.

canoe sculpture on UT campus in Austin

Carol Obianwu took the two pictures below of “BLACK AUSTIN MATTERS” painted in yellow on Congress Avenue just south of the Capitol.

This mural runs from 6th Street to 9th Street, with each word taking up about a block. The Austin Justice Coalition and the nonprofit Capitol View Arts group worked with the city of Austin to get the mural painted, and it will be on display for at least six months.

It’s an important statement, and it highlights the continued struggle for racial equality and social justice in America.

BLACK AUSTIN MATTERS mural on Congress Ave
Barricades on Congress Ave for BLACK AUSTIN MATTERS mural

Nelli Aguirre took the picture below of candles left by demonstrators to commemorate people killed by police.

Candles left by demonstrators

Sheri sent in these last two pictures of Robert and Linda under the Texas star at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and on the trail by Shoal Creek.

Texas star
Shoal Creek

Thank you all for sharing your photos!