Broadcast His Name Is Albert

DECELERATION.LIVE: ‘His Name is Albert: Climate Change, Public Health, and the Unhoused’

Deceleration.Live broadcast. February 1, 2022.

In January, Deceleration published a three-part series on what it took to get housing for an unhoused neighbor who lost limbs during Winter Storm Uri.

Part One: Death By Climate Change

Part Two: The Murphy Method

Part Three: The Longest Night of the Year

Deceleration.Live Panel Discussion

As we approach the one-year anniversary of last year’s deadly freeze, we brought together some of the key folks involved in locating care for Albert to talk about lessons learned and organizing next steps for housing and climate justice.

Our community conversation on ‘His Name is Albert’ aired live on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 on Facebook and YouTube. Guests included:

  • Maria Turvin, Yanawana Herbolarios, Founder and Operations Director
  • Rachel Tucker, Office of Councilmember Teri Castillo (D5), Director of Constituent Services
  • Marisol Cortez, Deceleration Co-Editor and ‘His Name is Albert’ Author

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A few takeaways from this conversation:

“One of the things that stood out for us is the lack of low-barrier shelters, especially for somebody with such need [like] Albert. And I know he’s not the only one like that out there.”

Rachel Tucker, Office of Councilmember Teri Castillo (D5)

“There has to start being a community village type of mentality even within organizations. There has to be that willingness to not wait for an invitation to work cooperatively with people. We all see what the cracks are and what the issues are.”

Maria Turvin, Yanawana Herbolarios

“Officially, nobody houseless died in Winter Storm Uri in San Antonio. But we don’t even know. Because nobody is looking for that data.”

Marisol Cortez, Deceleration

Conversation starts around the 14:00 mark, after news updates.


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