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

Join us on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for the kick-off event of 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 will equip the next generation with the tools needed to shift our community away from the conditions that resulted in the need for the #MeToo movement. Engage 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 will address 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. Your participation in this necessary dialogue is critical. We want to hear your voice and discuss your most pressing questions. We look forward to you joining us! You will leave empowered to stand up against these issues and be the solution for your generation!

Empowering Us Too

A video invitation from Council Member Amanda Edwards

Featured Event Guests

Sonia Corrales, Houston Area Women’s Center
Executive Director & Interim President

J. Mac & Young Jas, 97.9 The Box
Madd Hatta Morning Show 

Chauncy Glover, KTRK ABC 13

Kimberly Wolf
Girlmentum Media & Planet Daughter, Founder 

Dr. Dina Alsowayel, University of Houston Assoc.
Director of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Gregory, University of Houston
Dir. Of Women’s Gender & Sexuality, Studies 

Community Partners

University of Houston Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program | Houston Area Women’s Center | 97.9 The Box | Girls Inc. of Greater Houston

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For additional information or to bring a group of more than 10, please call 281-520-2450 or email

Mark your calendars for other upcoming events!

The Edwards Empowerment Talks
Starting May 2018

Project HOW: The Harvey Outreach Writing Project
Student Graduation
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.