Equity Action Team
The Equity Action Team (EAT) is a coalition of community members and City of Austin staff focused on advancing racial equity in our communities through partnerships with City departments, non-profits, philanthropic entities and community-based groups. The EAT meetings are dedicated to critical discussions and strategizing on how to best improve the quality of life for most directly impacted communities in Austin. Join the EAT and find more information on the dashboard.
The EAT is composed of the individuals who organized and pushed for the creation of the Equity Office back in 2015. Their first goal was helping the Office co-create the Equity Assessment Tool. Now, in monthly meetings the EAT functions as a compass for the Office, ensuring we remain accountable to the community.
Equity Action Team Meetings
Everyone is welcome to join the EAT! As a member, your responsibility is to attend and bring your community with you. During our meetings, we hear from community members and City staff to understand community needs and City projects and work together to produce better outcomes for all. Here are the EAT's upcoming in-person meetings:
September Meeting Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Montopolis Recreation & Community Center, 1200 Montopolis Dr, Austin, TX 78741
We'll connect over brunch, and then get our meeting started by 11:00am. For September, we will be joined again by the City of Austin's Resilience Office! Additional speakers/activities TBD...
Register for the September 2023 EAT meeting here: bit.ly/SeptEAT
October Meeting Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Location: Street Jones Building, 1000 East 11th St, Suite #120, 4th Floor, Conference Rm 400A.
We'll connect over dinner and get our meeting started by 6:30pm. Agenda TBD...
Registration link forthcoming!