Austin Lindy Hoppers for Black Lives Matter

It should go without saying that without the rich and beautiful culture, history, and life of Black artists, dancers, and activists, we would have never gotten off our feet twenty years ago. To be silent now is to diminish their work, their memory, and their legacy. There is not now, nor will there ever be, any place for racism in our community—what happened to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Mike Ramos, Eric Garner, Bettie Jones, and an outrageous number of other victims cannot be tolerated.

We invite you to join us in donating to the Austin Justice Coalition via our Facebook fundraiser. The Austin Justice Coalition is a Racial Justice Group that educates and builds community power for people of color who live in Austin, Texas. This group helps those who need support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.

100% of the donations to this fundraiser will go directly to AJC in support of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement. If you would like to learn more or donate directly, please visit their website: If financial support is out of reach, please consider other actions such as donating time, amplifying voices, or sharing this fundraiser.

Additional Resources:

Ways to donate to and support communities of color:

Groups like Brooklyn Community Bail Fund and are raising money for protesters who have been arrested.

Ways to support the protests, such as serving as emergency contacts for the protesters:

We believe Black Lives Matter, Black Lindy Hop Matters, and Black Austin Matters.

Thank you for your help.

The Board of the Austin Swing Syndicate


Lindy Hoppers for Black Lives Matter image courtesy of the Frankie Manning Foundation.