Mayor’s Task Force Report on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities

May 31, 2017

Mayor's Task Force Report on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities
The Why, the How, and the What

Wednesday, May 31
LBJ Library Atrium
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In November 2016, Austin Mayor Steve Adler formed a task force of local leaders to explore how to ensure equity throughout the city. In April, the group released their suggestions in a final report broken down into five areas: education, real estate and housing, health, finance, and criminal justice.

On May 31, 2017, the LBJ Future Forum hosted a program to hear about the impetus behind the report, how it was created, what it recommends, and what's next.

Participants included:

  • Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin
  • Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and Chief Executive Officer, Huston-Tillotson University; Mayor's Task Force Co-Chair
  • Brion Oaks, Chief Equity Officer, City of Austin
  • Alba Sereno, Project Manager, Mayor's Task Force; Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Moderator: Editorial writer and columnist Alberta Phillips, Austin American-Statesman

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