August 20th 6:30pm- Stand for Health Equity at City of Austin Budget Hearing

This Thursday August 20th 6:30pm join Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, allgo, immigrant's rights organizers, the Alliance for African American Health of Central Texas, and other community members working on racial justice issues in Austin.

Join us at Austin City Hall this Thursday 6:30pm to urge City Council and the mayor to include funds in the 2016 budget to address Health Inequities in Austin!

Please sign and circulate the petition to Austin City Council, Mayor and City Manager in support of this proposal! We will be presenting the petition to the City Council on Thursday.

We are now at the FINAL step, the budget hearings where the city council will make decisions on the upcoming budget for Austin. Come out this Thursday 8/20 6:30pm at City Hall, 301 W. Second St. 
Childcare and snacks provided.
Wear WHITE to show your support.

If you believe that working towards EQUITY is important in Austin, if racial justice is important to you, please join us and raise your VOICE!Background

The City of Austin passed a resolution on May 7, 2015, to establish an Equity Assessment Tool for the city. This resolution passed as a result of the organizing work of our grassroots coalition. As a step towards creating the Equity Tool, the resolution mandated the city to create a working group to address health inequities.

Mama Sana/Vibrant Womanallgo, the Alliance for African American Health of Central Texas (AAAHCT), and immigrants’ rights organizers are stakeholders in that working group. As part of this process, our community coalition co-presented a report back with staff from the Health Department to the Health and Human Services Committee of City Council on Monday, August 3rd.  At this meeting, we proposed that the City of Austin include funds in its 2016 budget to address health disparities with community based projects that are holistic, culturally specific, non-traditional, and based in community organizing. Health and Human Services Committee members of the City Council voted in support of the proposal and will suggest that it be included in the 2016 budget.

If you agree, please come out to the budget hearing on 8/20 6:30pm and show your support for culturally specific non-traditional health projects that examine the root causes of the disparate health outcomes of our city. The proposals address some of the deep systemic inequities in Austin with relevant and accessible community projects. The projects address chronic disease within the African American community, health and wellness for LGBTQ communities of color, mental health services for immigrant communities, and maternal and infant health for families of color using a midwifery model.

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At Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, we are working towards a just and loving world; where all mothers receive, attentive, quality, loving care, and where all communities have equitable resources to care for their children.

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