Our local HBCU Texas Southern University has produced a long list of distinguished graduates since its 1947 founding One of them is trailblazing Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.
The School of Public Affairs Building on the north side of the TSU campus is named for her and another distinguished TSU alumnus in Congressman Mickey Leland.
February 21 is her birthday, and in honor of it, a panel discussion organized by TSU professors Dr. Carla Brailey and Dr Kimberly Brown-Pellum on the topic of social justice is being held in the Walter McCoy Auditorium (room 114) in the Jordan-Leland School of Public Affairs Building.
The special guest is Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who currently represents as we sometimes call the 18th Congressional District in H-town ‘Barbara’s Seat’.
The other panelists will be District 146 Texas state Rep Shawn Thierry, Dr. Rockell Brown Burton of TSU’s School of Communications, Algenita Scott Davis, longtime business leader and a visiting professor in TSU’s School of Business , attorney Antoinette ‘Toni’ Jackson who is a partner in the Jones Walker LLP firm, the Honorable Fredericka Phillips, Vice Chair of the Texas Democratic Party, and Rhonda Skillern-Jones, the HISD school board president.
The event is running from 7-9 PM, and with this lineup of amazing Houston women leaders, should be an interesting conversation and discussion.
Hope people will check this discussion out since it is open to the public.