The project mobilizes year-long People’s Academies, in which multidisciplinary teams, facilitated by an anchoring community organization, support community-based groups in imagining racial justices for themselves and implementing projects in which Ethnic Studies and humanities experts help create the world those communities imagine.
A recent University of Texas School of Law research report reveals that San Antonio’s system of code enforcement disproportionately targets the homes of low-income Black and Latinx residents. This report confirms the complaints that residents and housing activists have been making for over a decade. The report provides clear evidence of racial and class bias in San Antonio's code compliance policies and practices. Recommended pre-read–Ousted: The City of San Antonio’s Displacement of Residents through Code Enforcement Actions at bit.ly/displacement210. Presented by the People’s Academy, a partnership between the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and UTSA, in collaboration with the Historic Westside Residents Association and the Westside Preservation Alliance. Spanish translation was provided by the RGV Language Justice Collective.