At-Large Position 4

Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series

Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series empowers Houston teens, adults, and seniors by presenting 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. The 2017 theme for Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series is “Be The Solution,” and each event provides a forum for Houstonians to be encouraged and empowered to “be the solution” in their own communities.

“The Empowered You: Houston Senior Citizens Conference”

Envision The Empowered You Conference as being Seniors 101! It is a one-stop shop providing resources and information to help you thrive in this season of your life. Come be inspired by dynamic speakers, informative workshops (ranging in subjects from Untangling Healthcare to Hurricane Harvey Relief), community resources, and a host of other fun activities ranging from cooking classes to line dancing!

Registration for “The Empowered You” is now CLOSED.
Our location has changed! “The Empowered You” will now be held at The Kingdom Builders’ Center, 6011 West Orem Drive, Houston, TX 77085.

Be The Solution Signature Series -- October 19, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. -- Check-In & Community Resource Fair
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. -- Opening Session: Welcome by Council Member Amanda Edwards

Remarks by featured speakers Rawle Andrews, Regional Vice-President of AARP, and DeEtte Sauer, Champion Swimmer and 2017 National Senior Games gold medalist

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. -- Workshop Session 1
12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. -- BBQ Lunch, Live Entertainment, and community Resource Fair
1:20 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. -- Workshop Session 2
2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. -- Workshop Session 3
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. -- Closing Session: Council Member Amanda Edwards

Registration for “The Empowered You: Houston Senior Citizens Conference is now CLOSED, but you can visit our Facebook event page to start the discussion now!

For additional questions, please contact Leslie Williams at 281-520-2450 or

Future Signature Series Events

In addition to "The Empowered You: Houston Senior Citizens Conference," the series will offer two additional events this fall.

On Thursday, November 16th, the Signature Series will present the "Senior Citizens Town Hall" in collaboration with Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis. The event will provide seniors the opportunity to "be the solution" for their communities, express their concerns, and learn more about advocating for the issues that matter most to them through a dialogue with city and county officials and other community leaders.

The recently rescheduled "Be The Solution: Youth & Family Immigration Town Hall" will take place Sunday, December 3rd. The event will address the uncertainty about immigration policy, equip youth and families with the information necessary to understanding their rights under current immigration laws, and empower them to connect to supportive resources as they face this critical issue.

Be The Solution Signature Series -- October 19, 2017

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Stay tuned for additional details on these events!

Past Signature Series Events

Empowerment Film & Summit