Kazique J. Prince, PhD, began his leadership role with Compassionate Austin in October, 2020. His contact email is: email@example.com.
As of October, 2020, Dr. Prince is the Interim Executive Director of the newly established Central Texas Collective for Racial Equity, one of the Hallmarks of Compassionate Austin.
Here is an excerpt from his comments made on behalf of the Collective at the October 22, 2020 “Building Beloved Community Together: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow” virtual event:
We need your help to build the infrastructure to have enough racial equity practitioners and facilitators to train hundreds of thousands of people across Central Texas. We need your help for the engagement and outreach needed to bring attention and advocate for the programs and resources to end generational poverty, close educational, health, affordable housing, and wealth gaps. We need your commitment to end police violence and the needless death of more Black and Brown women, men, and children.
We envision a commitment to expanding operations needed to develop, implement and monitor the efforts to dismantle institutional racism. The Collective is in the unique position to continue our work by convening the best and brightest together to help coordinate efforts, pool the best ideas and make them come to fruition.
Our partnerships across the region will be fostered to leverage talent and dollars needed to provide racial equity training, hold leaders accountable for building antiracist programs, policies and practices and build inclusive and diverse organizations, businesses, schools and communities. It’s also an opportunity to continue the discussion about atonement and reparations for our Black, Indigenous and people of color communities.
Today is your chance to join a movement to build a beloved community. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. teaches us: “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”
Dr. Prince is also the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Jelani Consulting, LLC; Senior Policy Advisor & Education Coordinator, Office of Mayor Steve Adler; and, Project Manager, Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism & Systemic Inequities, Mayor’s office.
He is a Board member for the Anti-Defamation League, Earth Day ATX, and Equidad ATX. He serves as a member of the Blueprint Leadership Council and Policy Advisor for the E3 Alliance; as Chair of the East Austin Coalition for Quality Education; as an Advisory Board Member for the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin; and as a Civil Rights Advisory Council Member for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.