At-Large Position 4
Community Empowerment Signature Series
Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series is an annual group of events designed to empower Houstonians through tailored programming that (1) Educates citizens on current issues impacting Houston; (2) Equips citizens with effective methods and tools for action; (3) Empowers citizens to take the initiative and create positive change in their places of influence; and (4) Encourages citizens to work together peacefully to find resolutions.
2018 Community Empowerment Events
Mark your calendars for other upcoming events!
The Edwards Empowerment Talks
Starting May 2018
Project HOW: The Harvey Outreach Writing Project
Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The Empowered You: Houston Senior Citizens Conference
Thursday, October 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. we kicked-off the event for our 2018 Community Empowerment Signature Series, Empowering #UsToo: Igniting Change In The Next Generation of Young Men & Women To Stop Sexual Assault, Harassment and Misconduct (Houston Community College – West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081).
This event equipped the next generation with the tools needed to shift our community away from the conditions that resulted in the need for the #MeToo movement. They engaged in a real dialogue with other young adults, students and featured guests, to unpack the issues of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct in today's culture as it relates to media, school, power paradigms, the workplace and more! We addressed topics such as: what to do when you are a bystander of sexual assault, harassment or misconduct; what to say when encouraged to participate in “locker room” talk, and how to respond when someone “crosses the line” at work. While the voices of those who have been forced to remain silent for years are now being heard through the #MeToo movement, it is evident there is a need to engage in a dialogue that empowers the next generation to ignite a culture shift that stops the spread of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct.