MLK day is just around the corner and I thought it would be a great time to talk about inclusion and diversity in all aspects of Austin, as well as our personal lives.
A friend helped gather some links on an actionable issue that each of us can participate in, and on MLK day no less!
The group references on their site the Master plan of the city in 1929 and how zoning and planning efforts led to a highly segregated Austin. These sorts of past initiatives are the kinds of things we’re still working on addressing and undoing in Today’s Austin. I think getting to know the root of these issues at a personal level could help everyone in forming their opinions of how we move forward together as a city, with all races, colors, and socio-economic classes represented.
The link in that calendar item up there leads to the wrong place, so if you’d like to do some pre-reading, you can look over the two page document White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.
You don’t have to have completed the Undoing Racism training, but is asked that you be willing to do so at a future date by adding yourself to their list of future workshops.