About The AuthorJanis 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 city...

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 to...

About The AuthorJanis 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 city...

About The AuthorJanis 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 city...

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

SummaryIn 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 JanisJanis Bookout is the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin, as well as...