Q&A with Olympic hurdler and Founder/CEO of Raasin in the Sun - Raasin McIntosh

Raasin McIntosh is the director of Parks & Placemaking for Downtown Austin Alliance, Olympic hurdler and Founder/CEO of Raasin in the Sun.

Raasin McIntosh is the director of Parks & Placemaking for Downtown Austin Alliance, Olympic hurdler and Founder/CEO of Raasin in the Sun. University of Texas Track Star and Olympian Raasin McIntosh, traveled to West Africa before the 2012 London Olympic Games. There she discovered her true passion competing in front of thousands of fans.

As Director of Parks and Placemaking, Raasin will lead the management team for Republic Square park and manage productions, partnerships and ideation for cultural-based placemaking and activations that welcome everyone to downtown Austin. Raasin is the Founder and CEO of Raasin in the Sun.

ABOUT RAASIN IN THE SUN

Raasin in the Sun is an Austin based Nonprofit organization who's work focuses on cultivating resilience through art and environmental initiatives

THE TRUTH IN THIS ART BEYOND

The Truth in this Art Beyond is a spin-off of The Truth In This Art. Where the original series focused primarily on Baltimore, this series extends outside of Charm City to engage in artistically and culturally conversation and sharing rich stories from our favorite cities. As always, creativity matters here!

The series is produced with the generous support from Raasin in the Sun , BlackArtMattersATX and Six Square. Raasin in the Sun, an Austin based Nonprofit organization who's work focuses on cultivating resilience through art and environmental initiatives. BlackArtMattersATX, amplifying Black voices in Austin's cultural conversation by financially supporting new work from Black Artists based in Austin.  Six Square work focuses on preserving and celebrating the historic legacy of the African American community that once thrived in Central East Austin.

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