Our next meeting, on Saturday, Sept. 9, will focus on the work of Austin’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities, which Mayor Adler commissioned last November to explore racism and inequities in city policy, in five key areas: education; real estate & housing; health; finance, banking & industry; and civil & criminal justice. The Task Force’s report is available at https://cityofaustin.github.io/institutional-racism/IRSI_Task_Force_Report-Updated-4-6-17.pdf
We’ll explore two of these areas in our discussion:
· Education
· Real Estate & HousingOur panelists will be:
· Paul Cruz, PhD, AISD Superintendent and co-chair of the Task Force
· Alba Sereno, Project Manager for the Task Force
· Kazique Prince, Project Manager for the Task ForcePlease join us for what should be a fascinating and very relevant discussion, Saturday, September 9, from 2 PM to 4 PM.

“[O]ur city, state and nation call for us to exchange in a deeper racial truth, promote intra- and inter-racial healing and foster greater social, educational and economic well-being. … I am leading the city in learning how to recognize, understand and address racism at its various levels: personal, institutional, structural and systemic.”
–Mayor Steve Adler, March 2017

What: Mayor Adler’s Task Force on Institutional Racism & Systemic Inequities
When: Saturday, September 9, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78756

Hope to see you there! And please help us spread the word!

PS: Learning more about city policy in housing and education will be a great background for our October 7 discussion on CodeNEXT, Austin’s upcoming real-estate development code. Mark your calendars