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Hot Talk: Summer in the City Speaker Series Returns With Discussion on Women's Issues in Texas

Event Details

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

Dell Jewish Community Campus
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX

Hot Talk, the Summer in the City Speaker Series, begins with the first program on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 PM. Each event in the three-part series features a moderator and multiple speakers representing the diverse points of view on the issue at hand. The series is sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the Austin American-Statesman, and the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

The programs will be held at the Dell Jewish Community Campus, located at 7300 Hart Lane near Mo-Pac and Far West Blvd. in Northwest Austin, and are free and open to the public.

The series opens next week with Is There a "War on Women" in Texas? The panel features Christie Garbe, Central Health Chief Communications and Planning Officer, Dr. Michelle Berger, Travis County Medical Society Executive Board Member, John Colyandro, Texas Conservative Coalition Executive Director, Ryan Valentine, Texas Freedom Network Deputy Director, and Anne Dunkleberg, Associate Director for the Center for Public Policy Priorities. The discussion will be moderated by Alberta Phillips, Austin American-Statesman Editorial Writer.

"Hot Talk has a history of presenting engaging programs that provoke important community dialogue," said Sherri Greenberg, Center for Politics and Governance Director and JCRC Chair of Civic Engagement. "We anticipate that this summer's series will again be informative and interesting, with a look at different sides of contemporary and sometimes controversial issues."

Upcoming topics:

Wednesday, July 11, 7 PM
Government Incentives: Economic Development or Corporate Welfare?

Wednesday, August 15, 7 PM
Who Votes? Who Decides?

To RSVP and submit questions for advance consideration by the panel, visit Organizers are encouraging attendees to consider bringing a new fan or donation for Family Eldercare's Summer Fan Drive. For additional information about the programs, contact Dana Epstein at (512)735-8008 or