Black Lives Texas

A podcast from the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at UT Austin

Black Lives Texas is a podcast by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at UT Austin, also known as IUPRA. Hosted by Ricardo Lowe and Tracie Lowe this series discusses the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Special Coverage: Policing in Schools

This episode is a broadcast of an online panel hosted by IUPRA about Policing and Schools. This Opportunity Forum offers a look at how Black Youth are disproportionately impacted by policing in school, and what that means for Austin and the greater Central Texas community. The panel includes:  Brion Oaks, Chief Equity Officer, City of AustinKevin Foster Ph.D., School Board Member, Austin Independent School DistrictAndrew Hairston, Director, Justice Education Project, Texas AppleseedNatosha Daniels, Round Rock Black Parents AssociationFarah Muscadin, Director for the City of Austin’s Office of Police OversightAdditional Resources: IUPRA Issue Brief: Law Enforcement in Texas Schools ACLU Report: Use of Force in Texas Public Schools: The Case for Transparency, Accountability and Decriminalization Texas Appleseed Report: Texas’ School-to-Prison Pipeline Washington Post Education article: Police in schools: Keeping kids safe, or arresting them for no good reason?