On July 27, City Council voted to begin the work needed to take Project Connect, Austin’s new mass transit plan, to the ballot in November. This will include a historic $300 Million to address displacement and affordable housing along the transit lines. However, the need...

This month we'll discuss "The End of Policing" by Alex S. Vitale and how it relates to AJC's police advocacy work. Everyone is welcome to join us. Book description: "The problem is not over-policing, it is policing itself." Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police...

Feel free to come and learn about local and statewide policy/ legislation and way you can get engaged with us or just as a concerned citizen. Join Austin Justice Coalition's Policy Team as we continue our efforts in making sure Texas is equipped with best practice...

The Austin City Council will soon decide on the city budget for next year. The draft budget will be released by the City Manager on Monday, July 13 and the first public hearing will be on Thursday, July 23. We've been collecting your input on...

Bluebonnet Beer Company is proud to participate in the global #BlackisBeautiful brewing collaboration started by Weathered Souls Brewing Co. in San Antonio. All proceeds from these beers will be donated to organizations in the pursuit of ending racial and social injustice everywhere. The local organization that we have selected...

Feel free to come and learn about local and statewide policy/ legislation and way you can get engaged with us or just as a concerned citizen. Join Austin Justice Coalition's Policy Team as we continue our efforts in making sure Texas is equipped with best practice...

Every Monday, The Austin Common staff shares what we’re reading, watching, and listening to. This week, we’re focusing our recommendations on police reform & the upcoming election. For more, follow us on Instagram – @the_austin_common. Read: Black Lives Matter's Years of Pressure Paved Way For Sudden...

Everyone is welcome to join us in the discussion this month (even if you don't have time to read/finish the book)! "Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe...

This is not the time for outrage, anger and social media hysteria that is not followed by action. We want to continue to see our brothers and sisters of color join us in the work we do, but this plea is to White America that...