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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.

Booker T Washington
Austin Orgs You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Bringing Health Care Home… Even During A Pandemic

Summary The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) has partnered with Dell Medical School to provide holistic health care opportunities to its residents, even during the pandemic. Action Box The team at HACA is trying to share this health care model with other

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Travis County
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

How Gentrification Could Make A Public Health Crisis Even Worse

As millions more Americans are starting to figure out, navigating the process of applying for government benefits or accessing nonprofit services can be extremely difficult… especially in times of crisis.    That’s what 2-1-1 is for.    Since 1996, the United Way’s 2-1-1 call center

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Heart Shaped Food
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

How To Feed Thousands During A Pandemic… And Do It Fast.

Summary The need for emergency food resources has put a strain on Austin’s traditional food network, forcing the city, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits to get a bit more creative. Action Box If you want to help the growing number of Austinties in need of food, consider

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Heart Hands
Community News + Partner Posts
Janis Bookout

Ignoring Privilege Kills People

Summary In this personal essay, local community activist Janis Bookout discusses the real danger of ignoring privilege in the midst of a global pandemic. About Janis Janis Bookout is the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin, as well as one of the organizers of Community

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American Flag
Community News + Partner Posts
Janis Bookout

Freedom At Stake

Summary In this personal essay, local community activist Janis Bookout encourages Austinites to see the power in embracing social distancing and choosing to create a long-lasting, positive impact on our local community. About Janis Janis Bookout is the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin, as

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Why Community-Led Disaster Response Is So Important

Summary Angelica Erazo and a team of volunteers are building a community-based website to help Austinites looking for help during COVID-19 find the resources they need. Action Box Volunteer as a fact-checker or translator for coronavirusaustin.org. “So one thing we know for sure, is that

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Pete Rivera
Austin Places You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

What’s Next For This East Austin Green Space?

Tucked away in East Austin is a rare thing – a piece of undeveloped land, complete with panoramic views of the city that surrounds it. For years, residents of the nearby Springdale-Airport and Hog Pen neighborhoods have been pushing for it be cleaned up (part

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Once There Were Six Seaons
Austin Orgs You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Wrestling, Climate Change, And Puppets

What does WWE wrestling have to do with climate change? Ask the artists behind “Once There Were Six Seasons,” a show about climate change premiering in Austin on April 19th. The show is a production of the Glass Half Full Theatre, an Austin-based group that uses puppetry and physical

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