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Civics 201: Issues and Policy in Central Texas

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:30 PM - Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:30 PM (CDT)


Young professionals are poised to be the next wave of civic leaders in Austin. With many major decisions – from education to transportation to affordability to homelessness – right in front of us, now is the time to get informed, get involved, and get active. 

This forum will bring together a diverse group of young professionals to learn more about these key issues, how policy affects equity, and how to use their voice to create change.

To get attendees ready for the live 201 sessions, we will be providing Pre-Learning 101 videos to watch beforehand on the following topics:

  • Affordable to Exorbitant: How Affordability has Shifted Over the Last 35 Years
  • Back to School - An Orientation to Education in Central Texas
  • Understanding Homelessness - Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions
  • In the Rearview: How the Last 25 Years of Transportation Policy Got Us Here

Schedule - Day 1

  • 4:30-5:15pm
    • Keynote | Policy, Equity, and Me
      • with A.J. Bingham
  • 5:30-6:15pm
    • What is "Affordable" and How Do We Ensure it Stays That Way?
    • Education to Workforce - The Pipeline of Development

Schedule - Day 2

  • 4:30-5:15pm
    • Homeless in ATX: Policy Solutions to Help our Neighbors
    • Moving Forward: What's in Store for the Next 12 Months of Transportation Policy
  • 5:30-6:30
    • Let's Talk: Policy | General Networking and Idea Exchange

See complete session details, speakers, and more here.

Thank You to Our Civics 201 Supporters


Event Contact
Mel Martin
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