Wednesday, May 12, 2021

City Invites People with Disabilities to Share Experiences with Public Safety at Town Hall

 

The Mayor's Office, the Office of Police Oversight, the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and the Equity Office Host Event to Listen to the Experiences of People with Disabilities with Public Safety

On May 21, 2021, the Mayor's Office, the Office of Police Oversight, the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and the Equity Office will host a virtual event to listen to the voices of people with disabilities and their unique experiences with public safety in Austin. Community members with lived experience, advocates, and the public are encouraged to share their perspectives to foster equity and inclusion as the City works to reimagine public safety. 
 
The event will be hosted virtually on Zoom, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To RSVP for the event, click here.
 
"This event will allow us the opportunity to listen to community members living with disabilities, understand their experiences, and take action that strives to create a truly inclusive city" said Office of Police Oversight Director, Farah Muscadin.
 
Event Details:

  • Who: the Mayor's Office, the Office of Police Oversight, the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and the Equity Office
  • What: Town Hall on Public Safety: People with Disabilities and Policing
  • When: May 21, 2021 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom link to be sent upon registration
  • How to RSVP: Register here or insert this link into your toolbar https://bit.ly/3xUqb08

 
City Leadership and Austin Police Department will be present at the event to listen to the community. Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation services will be available at the event. Additional interpretation services and accommodations may be available upon request. To request these services, please email opo.outreach@austintexas.gov.

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About the Office of Police Oversight  

The mission of the Office of Police Oversight (OPO) is to provide impartial oversight of the Austin Police Department's conduct, practices, and policies to enhance accountability, inform the public to increase transparency, and create sustainable partnerships throughout the community. 

About the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities
Advisory body to the city council and city manager regarding problems affecting persons with disabilities in the Austin area. Established to encourage, assist and enable persons with disabilities to participate in the social and economic life of the City, achieve maximum personal independence, become gainfully employed, and use and enjoy fully and use all public and private facilities available within the community.

About the Equity Office
The City of Austin's Equity Office provides leadership, guidance, and insight on equity to improve the quality of life for Austinites. It works to achieve the vision of making Austin the most livable city in the nation for all. The Office strives to build and sustain a culture of equity across the City.

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