Please join us for lunch and a conversation with state Reps. Senfronia Thompson and James White, moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith.
Thompson, D-Houston, has represented House District 141 since 1993. She serves as chairwoman of the House Local & Consent Calendars Committee and sits on the Transportation, State & Federal Power & Responsibility and Licensing & Administrative Procedures committees. Thompson is the dean of women legislators, and she has previously chaired the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and Women's Health Caucus.
White, R-Hillister, has represented House District 19 since 2011. He serves as chairman of the House Corrections Committee and sits on the International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. Previously, White served as an instructor at the U.S. Infantry School and a professor of government at Angelina College.
This event will be held in the W.A. Tempton Memorial Student Center ballroom, located on the Prairie View A&M Univeristy campus (number 4 on the campus map). The event is free and open to the public and includes a light lunch. Complimentary Visitor parking is available in Lot 91 A. To access the lot, enter campus on University Dr. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to print this parking pass and display on your dashboard while in the parking lot.
This event is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and is supported by Texas Central and the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. It is hosted by Prairie View A&M University, and foundation support is provided by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. This series of conversations is generously sponsored by AT&T, BP, PepsiCo, Walmart and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Texas Tribune Events. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members.