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Friday, September 27 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Civic Enragement

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How progressive politics are turning citizens into warriors and cities into battlegrounds.

Supported by Texas Southern University. Programmed in partnership with the Urban Lab at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Matt Yglesias

Co-Founder and Senior Correspondent at Vox
Yglesias co-founded Vox with Ezra Klein and Melissa Bell in 2014. He is currently a senior correspondent at the publication, where he focuses on politics and economic policy and hosts “The Weeds” podcast. Previously, Yglesias authored the Moneybag column for Slate and served as... Read More →

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Jerry Morales

Mayor of Midland
Morales has been mayor of Midland, Texas, since 2014. Previously, he was an at-large council member. Morales owns and operates Gerardo’s Casita, Gerardo’s Bistro, Gerardo’s Catering and the Mulberry Café, all located in Midland.
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Alicia K. Glen

Former Deputy Mayor of New York for Housing and Economic Development
Glen served as deputy mayor for New York City from 2014 to March 2019. She currently serves as founder and chair of women.nyc, an organization that seeks to empower women. Previously, Glen served as the head of the urban investment group at Goldman Sachs and as assistant commissioner... Read More →
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Sarah Eckhardt

Travis County Judge
Eckhardt became Travis County’s first female county judge in 2015 and presides over the county’s commissioners court. Previously, she spent eight years as an assistant Travis County attorney and was elected to represent Precinct 2 on the county commissioners court in 2006. Eckhardt... Read More →
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Alan Webber

Mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Webber was elected as mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2018. Before running for mayor, he built a career in business and journalism. Previously, he served as editorial director for the Harvard Business Review and as co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Fast Company Magazine.

Friday September 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Maximilian Room