There are plenty of advocates touting a myriad of social issues on the streets of Austin during the SXSW Festival. Chava White is one of them. She is sounding the alarm on behalf of her 21 year-old-son Evan, who is developmentally and mentally challenged. Like thousands of other youth across the state of Texas, turning 21 prevents Evan from receiving the life-saving medical assistance he needs from the state funded Texas Health Steps. On Sunday afternoon, outside of a busy local theatre on Congress Avenue, Chava hands out flyers and buttons to passer-byers. It’s her attempt to bring awareness to the issue, push for a change in the Texas legislature and promote “Saving Evan White”; a documentary by filmmaker Karen Aptekar.
Stay tuned for our short piece about the campaign to save Evan White and other young adults like him. Until then, learn more at their website.