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Rev. Michael Pickett

Rev. Michael Pickett

Rev. Michael Pickett serves as the Minister of Music at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, His talents include being pianist, singer, songwriter, workshop clinician, music transcriber, publisher and graphic designer. His gifts have taken him to many cities across the...

Sheila Jackson Lee

4:15-4:30: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee: Reflections on Civil Rights and Introduction of “Unforgettable Lessons in Black History” Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is an influential and forceful voice in Washington. She is serving her eleventh term as a...

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Rodney Ellis was elected to the Texas Senate in 1990. During his tenure, he has been a leader on economic development, education, civil rights, responsible environmental policy, middle class tax cuts, and criminal justice issues, having passed more than 630...

Dr. Craig Jackson

2:15 – 3:15 Prof. Craig Jackson, TSU School of Law: “Constitutional Law Update and the Supreme Court post Justice Scalia” Craig Jackson is Professor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.  He studied at...
Mimi Marziani

Mimi Marziani

3:30-4:15 Senator Rodney Ellis and Mimi Marziani: “Voting Rights Update” Mimi Marziani is the new Executive Director of Texas Civil Rights Project. Since its founding, TCRP has become a civil rights leader in Texas and nationally. As the Austin...
Rita Lucido

Rita Lucido

1:30 – 2:15 Rita Lucido: “Reproductive Rights of Minors in Texas” Houston family law attorney Rita Lucido was licensed in Texas in 1982 and has practiced divorce, custody and family law in the Houston area since 1983, after working with the Texas...