Despite America’s most sacred ideal of egalitarianism, racial inequality has been a fact of American life throughout our history. Despite historic civil rights advancements, systemic inequity continues to be ingrained in our society—including in our own communities—holding us back from our promise.
How can we all make a difference? The Path to Racial Equity, a series of six virtual programs, will draw on experts who will examine the issues surrounding racial inequity in Austin and offer simple, practical steps each of us can take to be part of the solution.
Thursday, February 18: POLITICAL INFLUENCE AND INVOLVEMENT
How can we best wield our individual and collective political influence toward meaningful systemic change? How can we ensure that political candidates and elected officials promote and pursue a racial equity agenda?
Guest: Chas Moore, Founder of the Austin Justice Coalition
Moderator: Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement and a Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Following the Thursday virtual conversations, the Central Texas Collective for Racial Equity will host “Path to Equity: The Aftershow” every Tuesday on Facebook Live. Central Texas regional thought-leaders will share their personal reactions, insights and perspectives to each episode in the Path to Equity series in a small roundtable conversation followed by a live Q&A. More information to come.
You can register for the The Aftershow here.
Keep the conversation going online and let us know you’re attending by using #EquityATX
Please note you will be redirected to an external Zoom link to complete your registration.