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Dean's Conference Room
This is the fifth event in "Inside the Texas Legislature: Insights and Conversation," a biweekly series of eight conversations with the Honorable Ed Emmett , a former Harris County Judge (2007–19), former Texas state representative (R-Houston) and LBJ School alumnus (MPAff '74), discussing and analyzing what's happening in the 86th Texas Legislature.
Room 3.122, LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3
Dr. Olufemi Vaughan is the Alfred Sargent Lee & Mary Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies at Amherst College. He is author and editor of 10 books and over 80 scholarly articles and reviews. In " Religion and the Making of Nigeria ," Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim and indigenous religious structures have provided the essential social and ideological frameworks for the construction of contemporary Nigeria.
In 2018 Royce Brooks became executive director of Annie's List, an organization started in 2003 to recruit, train and support progressive women running for office at both the state and local levels in Texas. Over the past 15 years, the organization has raised more than $15 million to support these candidates and has helped them win more than 100 races, canvassing, holding training sessions, phone banking and driving voters to the polls.
Have you ever thought about running for office or playing an active role in an electoral campaign? If you answered yes (which most of you probably did) join the LBJ School on the evening of Wednesday, March 27 for an overview of what direction to take your leadership and civic engagement journey.