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GO Amplify Your Voice: 2018 Midterm Elections

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University of Houston - Alumni Center

3204 Cullen Boulevard

Houston, TX 77004

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In the second installment of the UH Graduate College of Social Work's Amplify Your Voice series, we turn our focus to the 2018 Midterm Elections. Join as we examine the key issues for this upcoming election season. We will analyze and provide updates on the topics that affect the populations we work with plus network, discuss, strategize, and prepare to move forward.

Social workers, activists, and key community leaders will be on hand to provide expert analysis. A must-attend event for those looking to better understand the issues and make an impact.

Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
University of Houston Alumni Center


MORNING SESSIONS: Analysis and Updates on Key Issues

  • Immigration
  • Modern Movements (MeToo, BLM, LGBTQ)
  • Education
  • Gun Control

LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Senator Sylvia Garcia: Local to National – The Importance (and Barriers) of Voting

AFTERNOON SESSIONS: Strategizing and Skill Building

  • Increasing Access to Voting for Young People
  • How to Influence Elections/All Politics are Local
  • Lessons Learned: How to Run for Office
  • Putting Partnership Into Practice: How to Leverage Coalitions

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

  • Annise Parker (LGBTQ Victory Fund; Former Mayor, City of Houston)
  • Astrid Dominguez (ACLU)
  • Chloe Walker
  • Mike Webb
  • Kandice Webber
  • Dr. Devan Ford-McCartney (UH Women and Gender Resource Center)
  • Anna Eastman
  • Elizabeth Santos (Houston Independent School District)
  • Shay Everitt (Children at Risk)
  • Aimee MOBLEY Turney (League of Women Voters//Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America)
  • Steven Garza (Student Activist)
  • Madie Lake (March for Our Lives/Students Rising)
  • Carlos Duarte (Mi Familia Vota)
  • Daniel "DJ" Ybarra
  • Delilah Adho-Otoghile
  • Sharon Watkins Jones (ACLU-TX)
  • Dallas Jones (ELITE Change)
  • Daniel Cohen
  • Mike Floyd ( Pearland ISD)
  • Shannon Baldwin (Democratic Candidate for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court #4)
  • Katharine Ligon

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY FAIR

5.0 CEUs Available

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