Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 2010 Engage - Race: Progress, Division, and Inclusion

In "post-racial" America, race is still a very important issue for us all to consider and discuss. This is particularly the case in Central Texas, where the racial divide can sometimes seem as impenetrable as the IH35 freeway. How best do we explore the lessons of the past and put the realities of the present into a vision for the future?

Ryan Robinson, Jeffrey Richard, and Celia Israel

  • Celia Israel – Board of Directors, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Community Affairs, Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Richard – President and CEO, Austin Area Urban League
  • Ryan Robinson - City Demographer, City of Austin
  • Moderated by Jim Walker – Director of Sustainability, The University of Texas at Austin

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