We Can’t Rest Until All Can Rest

Dear D5 Neighbors, Early voting begins April 19, so it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. This Saturday, April 3, District 5 for Black Lives is hosting a contactless canvas to educate voters about the harmful impact of Proposition B, which would make it a...

We Choose Who We Are

Dear Neighbors: Homelessness is a structural issue, not an individual one. A structural issue is based on how society is organized or “structured.” In Austin, some of the major structural causes of homelessness are the skyrocketing prices of housing, the lack of...

What if we don’t go back to normal?

Dear neighbors: Two weeks ago, as our man-made systems failed to protect us, we found our friends and made new ones and chose to survive through cooperation, empathy, and support for each other. We did this organically and naturally using every resource any of us had...