City of Austin launches Hispanic Quality of Life Community Forums

16 02 2009

Last week, I attended the Hispanic Quality of Life Initaitive press conference at City Hall.  I’ve been working with Austin Council member Mike Martinez & Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza at the City Manager’s office on United Way Capital Area’s engagement project & was happy to see that the City has launched the series of community forums to learn more from Hispanics/Latinos & their quality of life in Austin, TX.  The forums will focus on Education, Economic Development, Cultural Arts & Health.

Council member Mike Martinez made a clear “call to action” & I hope our communities answer that call: Particpate in the forums, bring your neighbors & friends & make your voices heard!  I know I’ll be doing my part to get nuestra gente out!

Missed the press conference?  Check out KUT’s report, “City will begin Hispanic Life Forums” with Erika Aguilar.

East Austin mural by ATXBill Flickr Photostream

East Austin mural by ATXBill Flickr Photostream

Save the Dates! Attend one or all of the forums!

Community Forum on Education
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Stephen F. Austin High School
1715 W. Cesar Chavez

Community Forum on Economic Development
6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Austin Community College S Campus
1820 W Stassney Lane

Community Forum on Cultural Arts
6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St

Community Forum on Health
6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center
2808 Webberville Road

For more information, go to the City of Austin’s website at