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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 8:00am - 9:00am
The Diversity of Diversity

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Race, ethnicity, gender and ideology are many-splendored in Texas these days.

Supported by the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas and Walmart

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Corrie MacLaggan

Managing Editor of The Texas Tribune
MacLaggan is the Tribune’s managing editor. Previously she worked as a national correspondent for Reuters, writing and editing stories about Texas and nearby states and overseeing a network of freelance writers. Before joining Reuters, she covered Texas government and politics for... Read More →

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Salman Bhojani

Euless City Councilman
Bhojani is a member of the Euless City Council, representing Place 6. He was elected in May 2018 and is the city’s first Muslim elected official. Bhojani also works as an attorney and entrepreneur, serving as managing partner of Bhojani Law, PLLC & Allegiance Title of Irving.
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Theresa Chang

Harris County Court at Law Judge
Chang serves as the presiding judge of the Harris County Civil Court at Law. She previously worked as an assistant county attorney and division chief of revenue and compliance for the Harris County Attorney’s Office. Chang serves on the commission for lawyer discipline of the State... Read More →
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Bruno "Ralphy" Lozano

Mayor of Del Rio
Lozano was elected mayor of Del Rio in May 2018, becoming the city’s first openly gay official and youngest mayor. He previously served as a security forces patrolman in the U.S. military. Prior to his election, Lozano also worked as an activist in Del Rio helping to clean local... Read More →
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James White

State Representative, R-Hillister
White, R-Hillister, has represented House District 19 since 2010. He serves as chairman of the House Corrections Committee and sits on the International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. Previously, White served as a professor of government at Angelina College. He is an... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom