October 7, 2021 11:30 am - October 7, 2021 1:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Johnson III
TOPIC: Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Richard A. Johnson, Ed.D. and an M.A. in clinical psychology from Texas Southern University. He is the director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Booker T. Washington Initiative, which examines the effects of public policy on African-American communities. Previously, Johnson served as a chief of staff in both municipal and state governments. As chief of staff for a Houston City Council member, he played a significant role in drafting and navigating policies related to public safety, public works, and housing and community development. During the 85th and 86th Texas Legislatures, he served as a chief of staff and a senior policy analyst for a House member and worked on education, public safety, healthcare, and workforce development legislation.