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Equity Under the Lens
City office release first equity assessment
" secret that Austin suffers from racial and economic inequity. Systemic imbalance traces back to the city's racially divided..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

High-wire drama about women working on Wall St. is also made by women
"...of the finance industry The She-Wolves of Wall Street. Equity does not in the slightest share the balls-out recklessness..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

AISD Is Hiring an Equity Officer
The new position will promote educational equity and inclusiveness for the district's 80,000-plus students
"...Austin ISD's leaders all say that equity is an important goal, and the district wants to..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD Equity Report Hits Home Hard
Was the School Changes process doomed from its inception from an equity perspective?
"...release of the "Austin ISD 2019 School Closures Proposal: Equity Analysis of Process, Principles & Practices." The report by..."

Dec. 13, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Question of Equity
Is It Time for Austin Actors To Go Union? And Vice Versa?
" call from the New York office of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) with a legal order demanding that he..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Is There an Equity Audit in AISD’s Future?
More analysis, debate likely before future school closures
"...Calls for a third-party "equity audit" at Austin ISD are growing, with some on..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Can AISD Enable "Equity"?
School board makes another attempt to define and create equitable schools
"..."Equity" is the current buzzword in education. It drove the..."

April 10, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

New “Equity Coalition” Pushes Back on AISD Board
Superintendent search on wrong track, say advocates
"...a successor to outgoing Superintendent Paul Cruz has underlined equity concerns – both old and new ones – for..."

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

UT Panel Addresses Gender Equity in Architecture
Panel looks to open doors for women, people of color, & nonbinary folk
"...the relatively even statistics reported in academic programs, gender inequity in current professional architecture spaces – tipped against women..."

Feb. 4, 2020 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center
“Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"
"...long-deferred "hard choices" the plan proposes to achieve greater equity in both access and outcomes across the district. Many..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Equity Office Complaint Spurs Racial Tension
One probe may spark another
"...investigation into a complaint filed last spring by former Equity Office employee Nadia Kalinchuk has sparked tension within groups..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin Parks Foundation Discusses Racial Equity in Green Spaces
Panelists consider how Austin leadership should help dismantle racism in public spaces
"...Summit series, community members and city staff addressed racial equity in parks and public spaces. The panel, held Thu.,..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Al Harrington's Quest for Equity in Cannabis
The former NBA player and SXSW Online speaker bolsters cannabis entrepreneurs
"...been at the forefront of the conversation around racial equity in the cannabis industry. The company's approach has been..."

March 12, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

Concerns About Equity and Worker Safety Push Project Connect Negotiations Into Overtime
Council to pass the joint (powers agreement)
"...concerns that Project Connect would not be implemented with equity in mind; while all three parties to the JPA..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Opinion: Diversity and Equity in Times of Crisis
"..."Whose lives matter?" is the question that diversity, equity, and inclusion advocates have asked for decades, but today..."

May 15, 2020 Column by Jeff Hutchinson

Qmmunity: Health Equity During COVID-19
An intersectional framework to how we live and help others is essential for a healthier, more equitable future
"...the coronavirus spreads, another public health threat is exposed: inequity. Indeed, COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, impacts..."

April 3, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Austin at Large: Equity Is Everybody’s Business
We the people of Austin own the future of our schools
"...This is the inescapable context in which AISD Equity Officer Dr. Stephanie Hawley has shouldered her burden; the..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Sweat, Equity
How vegan doughnuts can help fix the economy
"...materials and manning special events, is paid in sweat equity. Ruiz herself, who handles accounting and doughnut delivery, is..."

June 8, 2012 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Full Equity Partners
"...emphasize that we are not "potential partners,” but full equity partners in this venture with Stratus Properties and Trammell..."

March 1, 2005 Postmarks

Health Care Equity in Travis County
Travis County delegation attempts to plan a health care district.
"...about raising taxes as it is about achieving tax equity. The district would establish a uniform tax rate for..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

With Equity in Mind, Austin Embarks on Bringing Its History Up to Date
So many more stories to tell

July 2, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Equity, Clarity Sought in School Changes Process
(UPDATED) AISD hears from parents at both East and Westside schools
"...handled differently throughout the district is evidence of the inequity AISD claims it is striving to overcome. Emily Sawyer,..."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Equity? Or Strategy?
"Family & Traditional Values Centers" at state universities?

April 5, 2011 Qmmunity Post by Julie Gillis

UT Research Reinforces Anti-Racism at Austin Water
Making equity flow
"...research from a UT-Austin School of Archi­tec­ture study, "Mak­ing Equity Flow: Proposals for Advancing Racial Equity Through Water Department..."

Oct. 30, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

AISD Hires Stephanie Elizalde as Next Superintendent
New leader assumes helm amid pandemic, equity challenges
"...parents and advocates implored AISD to conduct an external equity audit last fall following the board's controversial vote to..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Playback: Patio Smoking Ban in Flames
The Central Health Equity Policy Council's efforts to ban smoking on smoking patios meets with community resistance
"...and restaurants, flared up again with the Central Health Equity Policy Council's proposal to eradicate cigarette smoking on patios..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Moves Up Target Date for Net-Zero Emissions Goal
City emphasizes equity as it ramps up climate action
"...City Council is set to adopt a Climate Equity Plan today, Sept. 30, that would move up the..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Capitol Chronicle
The legislative fight over vouchers and school finance has a long history and deep roots.
"...with CEO Horizon, and the answer will be obvious: "Equity works, vouchers don't."..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Austin at Large: Mobility Is a Civil Right
The new Austin electorate, for whom equity is non-negotiable, considers transit
"...was "Not very much"; the equation of mobility with equity and justice was a strange concept to both SH..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

On the Trustee Trail
AISD, ACC candidates talk money, equity
"...Wagner – are unopposed.) For both institutions, revenue and equity challenges loom large...."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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