February 28th & March 1st, 2011- the Texas Legislative Black Caucus proudly presents the 11th African American Summit in Austin, Texas. This perennial event brings together policy makers, elected officials, and community activists, as well as future leaders from across Texas for productive and thought provoking policy forums during the 82nd Texas Legislative Session. The event is the highlight of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.
On Monday morning, February 28th, the Conference opened with a series of riveting educational and policy forums at the State Capitol, followed by a luncheon, topic discussions in the afternoon at the host site, and culminating with the marquee event of the Conference, the 2011 TLBC Scholarship Banquet from 7 to 9pm in the Capitol Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol. A breakfast and more powerful panel discussions are planned for Tuesday morning at the Sheraton Hotel.
The theme for the 2011 African American Legislative Summit is “African Americans staying relevant in the midst of changing demographics”. Debra Lee, the CEO and Chairman of Black Entertainment Television (B.E.T.) is the keynote speaker for the TLBC Scholarship Banquet on February 28, 2011 at the 2011 African American Legislative Summit at the Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas.
At the TLBC Scholarship Banquet, there will be more than 50 scholarships awarded with maximum awards up to $4,000, for deserving graduating high school seniors.