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A Conversation with Sen. Miles and Reps. Coleman & Thierry

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Texas Southern University – Barbara Jordan Mickey-Leland School of Public Affairs

3402 Cleburne St.

Houston, TX 77004

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Join The Texas Tribune for lunch and a conversation with Houston-area state Sen. Borris Miles and state Reps. Garnet Coleman and Shawn Thierry, moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith.

Borris Miles, D-Houston, is currently serving his first term representing Senate District 13. He sits on the Senate committees on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs; Health & Human Services; Natural Resources & Economic Development; and Nominations. Previously, Miles served four terms in the Texas House representing parts of Sunnyside and the Third Ward in Houston.

Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, has represented House District 147 since 1991. He serves as chairman of the House County Affairs Committee and sits on the Public Health Committee and the Select Committee for Mental Health. Outside the Legislature, Coleman serves as president and CEO of Apartments for America, Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing corporation.

Shawn Thierry, D-Houston, is currently serving her first term representing House District 146. She sits on the House County Affairs and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues committees. In the 85th legislative session, Thierry pushed for legislation to require the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force to study the disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality among African American women. Thierry owns her own law practice in Houston.

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This event will be held in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs – McCoy Auditorium (PAB 114), located in the School of Public Affairs Building on the Texas Southern University campus (#151 on the campus map). The event is free, open to the public and includes a light lunch. Paid visitor parking is available in the East Garage on campus (parking fee not included in registration).



This event is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, supported by Pearson and CenterPoint Energy and hosted by the TSU Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. This series of conversations is generously sponsored by AT&T, BP, PepsiCo, Walmart and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Texas Tribune Events. Foundation support is provided by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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