Join us for the launch of Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series as we screen "The Strange Demise of Jim Crow," a film detailing the peaceful desegregation of Houston. Following the film, participate in a dialogue with the Youth & Young Adult Panel as well as the Community Leaders Panel to unpack how strategies from the Civil Rights Era may be used to solve modern-day community issues. You will leave empowered to "be the solution" in your community!
Moderator: Council Member Amanda Edwards
Co-Moderator: Youth Pastor Ray Bady, Windsor Village UMC
Dr. Thomas Cole, Filmmaker
Ada Edwards, Community Organizer
Judson Robinson, III, President and CEO of the Houston Area Urban League
Dr. Christine Leveaux Haley, Asst. Dean of Academic Programs, The Honors College at the University of Houston
Jerry Ford Jr., MPP University of Houston, Radio/TV Personality, Texas Southern University Alumnus
Daniel Vasquez, Chair, Harris County Tejano Democrats
Additional speakers will serve on the Youth & Young Adult Panel
Doors Open at 10:00 AM
Complimentary parking available in Lot C.
ABOUT COUNCIL MEMBER EDWARDS’ COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT SIGNATURE SERIES
The Signature Series is an annual series of community-based events designed to empower Houstonians with knowledge of key community issues and equip them with the tools to effect community-based solutions. With the Signature Series, citizens will be educated on current issues impacting our city; equipped with effective digestible methods and tools of action; empowered to take the initiative to create positive change; and encouraged to work together peacefully toward resolutions. The theme of our 2017 Signature Series, “Be The Solution,” will encourage and empower citizens to step up and “be the solution” in their own respective communities!