Uniting Our Divided City: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Austin

October 16, 2015

The University of Texas School of Law 727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin TX 78705 Townes Hall 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)

12:00pm – 1:30pm

As one of the most segregated cities in the U.S., Austin has a long history of inequity that has left deep divisions across many sectors of our community. How has the city reached this point, and what can be done to address these persistent divides? Join us for the first event in this year’s Opportunity Forum speaker series, featuring UT faculty, a journalist, a policy advocate, and a government leader who are all working to document and address these pressing inequities.

Panelists:

Greg Casar
Council Member, Austin City Council

Mechele Dickerson
Professor
The University of Texas School of Law

Jennifer Holme
Associate Professor, College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Dan Zehr
Reporter
Austin American-Statesman

Moderated by John Henneberger, Co-Director of the Texas Low-Income Housing Information Service

Lunch Series Co-Sponsors:

The Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis
Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus
William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning, School of Architecture

Presentations:

Mapping racial and ethnic divides in Austin (powerpoint)

 

 

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