Austin is an optimal environment for activism due the clear racism that exists here.With MEASURE, Styles continues a family legacy of community activism. Her father is a member of the NAACP and was active in the Black Power movement. Styles’ grandfather was also a community advocate. Her award-winning nonprofit creates performance metrics and a common language to describe issues, then empowers communities to come together to solve complex problems. Styles asserts that MEASURE is “data driven, but not data lead.” The organization produces results by calling out racially biased organizations and forcing them to report the facts. When communities have data that illuminates pervasive racism, it is hard to overlook the need for change. To learn more about MEASURE and how you can support their efforts, visit their website. The group holds meetings every second Wednesday at 5 pm on the Huston-Tillotson campus in the Dickey-Lawless auditorium.