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As the city’s Equity Office says, “Austin has a long history of systemic racism and racial inequity that continues today.” That’s why we apply an equity lens to everyday reporting, writing stories that investigate the intersection of equity and the outdoors, climate change, and even the food that we eat.

State of the City 2022 - 1
Civics 101
Amy Stansbury

State Of The City: A Recap Of The Mayor’s Speech

Summary Austin Mayor Steve Adler delivered his final State Of The City Address last week. Action Box Click the badge above to learn more about Finding Home ATX & how to support it. Mayor Adler highlighted this initiative (aimed at housing 3,000 people in the

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Earth Day ATX 2022
Community News + Partner Posts
Janis Bookout

Resilient Communities at Earth Day ATX

About The Author This guest post was written by Janis Bookout, Executive Director of Earth Day Austin & one of the organizers of Community Resilience Trust, a grassroots coalition that came together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of making Austin a

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MEASURE - 1
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

How MEASURE Uses Data To Fight Racism

About MEASURE This post is sponsored by our community partner, MEASURE, a nonprofit that provides free data & evaluation support to Black & Brown-led organizations, increasing their use of data to fight racism. Action Box Support MEASURE’s work by making a donation in celebration of

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Clouds
Community News + Partner Posts
Office_Of_Sustainability

Why healthy air is important for everyone

About The Author This post was written by the City of Austin Office of Sustainability. Their mission is to protect and improve Austin’s quality of life now and for future generations by leading efforts to achieve net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, a healthy & just

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Earth
Community News + Partner Posts
Janis Bookout

Happy Earth Day in the Middle of the Great Pause

About The Author Janis Bookout is the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin, as well as one of the organizers of Community Resilience Trust, a grassroots coalition that came together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of making Austin a more equitable

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Racial Disparity
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

A Look Into APD’s Record of Racial Disparities In Policing

Summary Over the course of this past year, the City of Austin has released 3 major studies, investigating racial disparities & racism within the Austin Police Department. Action Box You can help shape Austin’s reimagining public safety efforts by filling out an online survey here.

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Police Budget Recap
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

Big Changes Were Made To APD’s Budget… What Comes Next?

Summary A lot has been done since City Council voted to make $150 million in historic cuts & potential changes to APD over the summer. Keep reading for an update on the latest! Action Box Participate in our city’s effort to reimagine public safety by

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Community Powered Workshop
Community News + Partner Posts
The Austin Common

Building Power With Design Justice

Summary The Community Powered Workshop is a local nonprofit that connects and amplifies the voices of communities who have not yet been heard to create powerful places that promote a healthy future and break barriers of systemic injustice. Action Box RSVP for Community Powered Workshop’s

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Mask
Community News + Partner Posts
Janis Bookout

Love Is In The Details

This op-ed was written by Janis Bookout, co-founder of Community Resilience Trust, a former teacher and a contributing author at the Austin Common. You can support her work by contributing to her Patreon account. Articles about the teachers who have died from COVID-19 always seem

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Final Budget
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

The City Has A New Budget. Was Your Voice Heard?

Summary Austin City Council recently approved the city’s 2020-2021 budget after months of debate over police spending. Action Box Even though the budget is finalized, there’s still a lot of work to be done, so stay engaged! Follow your favorite nonprofit/ advocacy organization, as well

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