Monday, February 12, 2024

Community Kickoff Event for Equity-Based Preservation Plan

The City of Austin invites the community to a dynamic kickoff event on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for the Equity-Based Preservation Plan at historic Huston-Tillotson University. Community leaders will give lightning talks highlighting Austin’s rich history, cultural heritage, displacement prevention, sustainability, and why historic preservation matters today.
The kickoff will celebrate the Feb. 6 launch of the City of Austin’s draft Equity-Based Preservation Plan. The plan aims to help us learn from our past to help shape an inclusive future for residents and visitors alike, and the City wants to hear from as many Austinites as possible to make sure it reflects community priorities.
WHO: Linda Y. Jackson, Huston-Tillotson University; Ben Heimsath, Historic Landmark Commission; Robbie Anderson, LGBTQIA+ Alliance – AIA Austin; Catalina Berry, East Austin Conservancy; Ashley Besic, Building Decarbonization Coalition; Noel and Will Bridges, owners of multiple iconic legacy businesses; Alan Garcia, ATX Barrio Archive; Hanna Huang, Austin Asian American Film Festival; Ayshea Khan, City of Austin Equity Office; and Marla Torrado, City of Austin Displacement Prevention Division.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: King-Seabrook Chapel, Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon Street, Austin, TX, 78702