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Thursday, April 10 • 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Social Justice in the 21st Century: Empowering Minds, Changing Hearts, and Inspiring Service

Leaders in social justice issues of today discuss their initiatives to direct 21st century social change.

Introduction: Ambassador Bob Hutchings, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs

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Shirley Franklin

Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and former Mayor of Atlanta
Shirley Franklin joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values in 2013. Franklin served as Mayor of the City of Atlanta from 2002 to 2010.  Upon her election, she became the first African-American woman elected mayor of any major Southern city. Her public service career began in 1978 when she served as Atlanta's Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. She was later appointed... Read More →

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Lex Frieden

Professor of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Lex Frieden is one of the foremost policy experts, researchers, and disability rights activists in the United States. He is best known as one of the architects of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Frieden is currently a professor of Biomedical Informatics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He also serves as the director of the Southwest ADA Center at TIRR... Read More →
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David Robinson

Hall of Fame center for the NBA San Antonio Spurs and honored philanthropist
Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, David Robinson led the San Antonio Spurs to the 1999 and 2003 NBA Championship Titles.  Robinson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. | | Robinson has raised close to $40 million for The Carver Academy, an independent school designed to serve pre-K through eighth-grade students in San Antonio.  Robinson takes... Read More →
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Maria Shriver

Humanitarian, journalist and former First Lady of California
Maria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor covering the shifting roles, emerging power, and evolving needs of women in modern life. Since 2009, Shriver has produced a groundbreaking series of Shriver Reports that chronicle and explore seismic shifts in the American culture and society affecting women today. Shriver... Read More →
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Steve Stoute

Founder and CEO, Translation
Steve Stoute has made a career of helping Fortune 500 companies thrive in the world of popular culture. He is the founder and CEO of the marketing firm Translation, whose client roster includes iconic brands like State Farm, McDonald’s Corporation, and Anheuser-Busch InBev. In 2014, Stoute was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. In 2013, Advertising Age recognized Stoute as its Executive... Read More →

Thursday April 10, 2014 2:05pm - 3:00pm
LBJ Auditorium