Conference on Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region

Conference on Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region

Presentation on the U.S. Census and Segregation in Austin

Presentation on the U.S. Census and Segregation in Austin

City of Austin Demographer Ryan Robinson

Gentrification Series on Protecting Displaced Tenants from Redevelopment Projects

Panelists Blanca Zamora-Garcia, Will Schneir, and Robert Doggett

UT Law Student Stephanie Trinh

Lunch Series on Safe and Healthy Communities

UT Law Student Stephanie Trinh

Uniting Our Divided City: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Inequalities

Moderator John Hennerberger and panelists Greg Casar, Jennifer Holme, Mechele Dickerson, and Dan Zehr

Uniting Our Divided City: Addressing Health Disparities

Christie Garbe discusses community-focused solutions to health inequities, along with panelists Sal Valdez, Dr. William Lawson, and Dr. Miyong Kim

Uniting Our Divided City: Racial and Ethnic Divides in Education

Panel discussion, February 2016

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Panel Discussion, Spring 2016

Panelists take questions from the audience

Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line

Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line?

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is an interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Texas faculty working to foster the expansion of equitable opportunities for low-income Texans. Through applied research, educational forums, and experiential learning opportunities, the Forum engages the University and community leaders in developing inclusive strategies to improve low-income Texans' access to economic opportunities and to foster stronger and more equitable communities.

Opportunity News

Continuing the Conversation on Free Speech

Our October 20th event was a success. Join DDCE, IUPRA, and the Opportunity Forum for the second part of the conversation on free speech and college campuses. Register online for free here.

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Join us on October 6th for After the Storm: Building Resilient and Equitable Communities

Please join the Opportunity Forum on October 6 for our first event of the fall, After the Storm: Building Resilient and Equitable Communities. 12:00 to 1:30 PM. The University of Texas at Austin Law School, Francis Auditorium (TNH 2.114), 727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705. Now that the floodwaters have receded, the communities ravaged by Hurricane

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Opportunity Research

Sara Pratt – Locked Out! Criminal History as Barrier to Housing Access

Sara Pratt, Counsel at Relman, Dane & Colfax in Washington D.C., presented these policy recommendations for criminal backgrounds and tenant screenings at the Opportunity Forum 2016-2017 lunch series event Locked Out! Criminal History as Barrier to Housing Access.

Opportunity Events

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