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Oct. 20 Front Porch Gathering to Address Critical Issues Impacting Local Communities

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The Center for Community Engagement is hosting a community-wide discussion exploring the most critical issues impacting historically marginalized communities at our upcoming virtual Front Porch Gathering event on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. The dialogue will focus on several issues impacting underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent completion of the 2020 census, and upcoming local and national elections.

In collaboration with local civic organizations, community organizers and the Institute of Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin, we invite the community to share, explore and discuss best practices and strategies with the collective goal of shifting galvanized moments of participation and engagement to a larger sustainable movement.

The event is free and open to the public. Go to this site to register.


As the “front porch” of The University of Texas at Austin (UT), the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) fosters mutually beneficial community-university collaborations that further the mission of the university to serve Texas and beyond with an emphasis on historically and currently underserved communities. CCE’s Front Porch Gathering represents UT’s open door to the Austin community, providing time and space for community collaboration. The Front Porch series connects UT research and resources with engaged community organizations and community members to identify strategies, align efforts, and foster collaborative relationships that result in action. The monthly gathering works to address issues of equity, disparity, and access.