Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About

KLRU's Civic Summit: East Austin created buzz on Twitter during the April 3, 2014 screening of Alpheus Media's "Austin Revealed: Civil Rights Stories" and a panel discussion and Q&A on East Austin racial issues.

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  1. On April 3, 2014, KLRU put on a Civic Summit over East Austin racial issues. The event began with the screening of Alpheus's "Austin Revealed: Civil Rights Stories," a documentary about Austin's civil rights history.
  2. Audience watching the film
    Audience watching the film
  3. Director Mat Hames spoke to the audience following the screening.
  4. Alpheus's Mat Hames speaking to the crowd
    Alpheus's Mat Hames speaking to the crowd
  5. Then, a panel of prominent Austinites took their seats on stage. "And the panel discussion begins."
  6. Panelists took questions from the audience and discussed racial issues in East Austin, such as gentrification and the displacement of a once thriving community.
  7. Great audience questions at the @klru Civic Summit following the screening of "Austin Revealed" http://t.co/WH58xfS9pU
    Great audience questions at the @klru Civic Summit following the screening of "Austin Revealed"  http://instagram.com/p/mWhdc5ooF1/ 
  8. Among the panelists was Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell.
  9. Two native East Austinites and political figures on the panel were Texas State Representative Dawnna Dukes and Former State Representative Wilhelmina Delco, who was also the first African-American elected to public office in Austin.
  10. @klru Civic Summit tonight. Mayor Leffingwell, @capcitychamber, Dawnna Dukes,  Wilhelmina Delco,… http://t.co/6UGndbG8zz
    @klru Civic Summit tonight. Mayor Leffingwell, @capcitychamber, Dawnna Dukes, Wilhelmina Delco,…  http://instagram.com/p/mWptb3G2ez/ 
  11. President and CEO of Greater Austin Black Chamber Natalie Cofield and CapMetro's Community Involvement Manager John-Michael Cortez completed the five-member panel.
  12. This is fabulous! KLRU is having a discussion on the changes in East Austin. So happy about being a… http://t.co/HVPUhtumUk
    This is fabulous! KLRU is having a discussion on the changes in East Austin. So happy about being a…  http://instagram.com/p/mWbjKWIs5c/ 
  13. Afterthoughts anyone?
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