President of the Texas NAACP to speak at TWU

Mar. 23, 2023 — DENTON — Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas NAACP, will visit TWU’s Denton campus on Thursday, Mar. 30 at noon to talk about the glass ceiling and workplace discrimination as part of Women’s History Month activities.

The lecture, which will be held in the Bridges Auditorium in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall, is free and open to the public.

Bledsoe has served as president of the NAACP since 1991 and is an Austin attorney who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law. 

Most recently, Bledsoe testified before a Texas Senate committee in opposition to a bill regarding education savings accounts, noting that it would strengthen private schools while simultaneously weakening public schools. Senate Bill 8, authored by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, would allow parents to use tax dollars to send their children to private schools, much like a voucher system.

Bledsoe has also been a staunch supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs and is a founder of the collective, Black Brown Dialogues on Policy that seeks to “advance equitable and inclusive public policies affecting our communities.”



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