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Saturday, September 24 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The State of Black America

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Touré (mod.)

Author and Cultural Critic
Touré is the author of five books, including I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon and Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now. Previously, he worked for MSNBC as co-host of The Cycle and a contributor to the Dylan Ratigan Show. In addition, Touré served as host of Fuse’s The Hip Hop Shop and On the Record.

Speakers
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Kasim Reed

Mayor of Atlanta
Reed was first elected as mayor of Atlanta in 2009. His administration has largely focused on fiscal reform. He is the chairman of the Transportation and Communications Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is also on the Regional Transit Committee of the Atlanta Regional Commission. Previously, Reed served in the Georgia House and Senate.
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Ivy Taylor

Mayor of San Antonio
Taylor was elected mayor of San Antonio in 2015 after serving as interim mayor. Previously, she served as the District 2 councilwoman and as vice president of Merced Housing Texas. Taylor began her career working for the city in the Housing and Community Development Department and the Neighborhood Action Department.
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Allen West

Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis
West is currently executive director of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Dallas-based public policy research organization focused on promoting free-market alternatives to government regulation. Previously, he served one term in the U.S. House, representing Florida’s 22nd Congressional District. West also served 22 years in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel and several honors, including a Bronze Star.


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hogg Memorial Auditorium 2300 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705