We envision Black, Indigenous, and Brown youth being fearless and living joyfully and abundantly in a world where they can advocate for themselves, their peers, and the next generation. All schools are culturally responsive and restorative, absent of police and policing, and safe learning environments where you can thrive regardless of your race, disability status, or how you identify.
To work towards that vision, we created Building Austin School Systems (BASS). BASS is a community-powered group that creates transformative change within Austin school systems by organizing, advocating and mobilizing people to boldly and radically disrupt unjust, inequitable policies and practices.
We believe that we can create this vision collectively by:
- Actively acknowledging and disrupting racist policies and practices
- Committing to daily practices where everyone thrives
- Authentically engaging community voices and advocating for policies that push school systems to do the same