Wikipedia gets its yearly feminist makeover this Saturday, March 11. Stephanie Creaghan, Aditi Ohri, and Jessica Wagner organized the local Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon with the intention of including more female, queer, and genderqueer artist profiles, as well as increasing the percentage of women-identified and nonbinary contributors.
Disconcerting reports about the current status of APD’s ever-growing rape kit backlog has prompted Travis County’s Sexual Assault Resource and Recovery Team (SARRT) to draft a letter to Mayor Steve Adler, Interim City Manager Elaine Hart, and Interim Police Chief Brian Manley requesting immediate clarification about the holdup.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ran a raid on Austin over the weekend that resulted in the arrest of 51 local residents. Less than half held criminal convictions or were deemed “violent offenders” by local law enforcement.
Chronicle staff writer Michael King joins Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin and editors Liz Pagano and Nina Hernandez for a conversation about Mayor Steve Adler's "State of the City" address, the 2017 City Council, and news from City Hall. (First broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 1: Austin Monitor Radio, 2pm)
Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez published her long-awaited policy concerning how her office will work with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday. The sheriff plans to maintain communication with the federal agency, but will not comply with many – or any, at all – of its most rote detainer requests.
Roughly 400 University of Texas students walked out of class on Friday, Jan. 20, in protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States. The International Socialist Organization, the Palestinian Solidarity Committee, United Students Against Sweatshops, and the Revolutionary Student Front were among the event organizers.