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Monday, April 8

  • Doors Open
    5:15 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Evening Program Begins
    6 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Readings by Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb

    The daughters of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson offer readings from their father's speeches


  • Welcome and Introduction

    Mark K. Updegrove
    President and CEO, LBJ Foundation


  • An Evening with Dolores Huerta and Andrew Young

    Two civil rights legends discuss the movements they waged, what those efforts mean today, and what we can learn from them as we continue the quest for equality in 21st century America.

    Dolores Huerta
    Founder and President, Dolores Huerta Foundation

    Andrew Young
    Former UN Ambassador, Congressman, and Mayor of Atlanta


  • Black, Brown, and Blue: Healing the Divide Between Minority Communities and Law Enforcement

    Charges of police misconduct continue to be a source of rising racial tension, principally in African-American and Latino communities. What are the factors at play in the long history of mistrust between minority communities and law enforcement? And what can be done to instill greater goodwill between them?

    Art Acevedo
    Chief, Houston Police Department

    DeRay Mckesson
    Civil Rights Activist and Organizer

    Moderator: Terrance L. Green
    Associate Professor, Department of Education Leadership and Policy, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Evening Program Concludes
    7:45 p.m.

  • Book Signing with DeRay Mckesson
    7:45 p.m. | Upper lobby, LBJ Auditorium

    On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope
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Tuesday, April 9

  • Doors Open
    9:45 a.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Morning Program Begins
    10:30 a.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Colette Pierce Burnette
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Huston-Tillotson University


  • The Illusion of Color Blindness

    A thought-provoking overture on race with the suggestion that color blindness is an illusion and a personal take on what it means to be a person of color in America.

    Glenn E. Singleton
    Author and Creator of Courageous Conversation


  • Building a Movement

    Successful activists and community organizers share how they've built a social movement to achieve greater justice and equality.

    Brittany Packnett
    Co-host of Pod Save the People and Teach for America's Vice President of National Community Alliances

    Cristina Tzintzún Ramírez
    Founder and Executive Director, Jolt

    Moderator: Leonard N. Moore
    Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Social Justice and the Search for the Beloved Community

    A view on social justice in America today and the elusive pursuit of what the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. called "the Beloved Community"

    Peniel E. Joseph
    Founding Director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Morning Program Concludes
    12 p.m.

  • Book Signings
    12 p.m. | Upper lobby, LBJ Auditorium

    Peniel E. Joseph, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
    Cristina Tzintzún Ramírez, Presente!: Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice
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  • Doors Open
    12:45 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Afternoon Program Begins
    1:30 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Mark K. Updegrove
    President and CEO, LBJ Foundation


  • Stand-up Performance

    Sasheer Zamata
    Comedian and Former Cast Member of Saturday Night Live


  • Songwriters in the Round

    Renowned songwriters and musicians discuss music as a form of inspiration, activism, and social expression, while offering their own musical performances.

    Shemekia Copeland
    GRAMMY-nominated Blues Musician

    Jimmy Jam
    GRAMMY Award-winning Songwriter and Producer

    Wyclef Jean
    GRAMMY Award-winning Musician

    Moderator: Bob Santelli
    Founding Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum


  • A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett

    The former senior advisor to President Obama discusses her new memoir, Finding My Voice, in which she recounts her work furthering civil rights and criminal justice reform and her long-term relationship with Barack and Michelle Obama.

    Moderator: Brittany Packnett
    Co-host of Pod Save the People and Teach for America's Vice President of National Community Alliances


  • What’s So Funny About Race?

    Celebrated comedians talk about comedy as a means of social commentary and consciousness around the issues of race.

    George Lopez
    Comedian, Actor, and Producer

    Aparna Nancherla
    Comedian and Actress

    Dulcé Sloan
    Comedian and Correspondent for The Daily Show

    Sasheer Zamata
    Comedian and Former Cast Member of Saturday Night Live

    Moderator: Cappy McGarr
    Co-creator of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor and LBJ Foundation Board Trustee


  • Afternoon Program Concludes
    4 p.m.

  • Book Signing with Valerie Jarrett
    4 p.m. | Upper lobby, LBJ Auditorium

    Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward
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  • Doors Open
    5:15 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Evening Program Begins
    6 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Larry Temple
    Chairman, LBJ Foundation


  • A Conversation with Madeleine Albright

    The naturalized American citizen and first woman to become Secretary of State offers her views on immigration and her concerns about America's drift toward nationalism, isolationism, and xenophobia.

    Moderator: Mark K. Updegrove
    President and CEO, LBJ Foundation


  • What Justice Requires

    An exploration of Bryan Stevenson's mission of helping our nation's poor and prisoners who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes or denied a fair trial.

    Bryan Stevenson
    Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative


  • Evening Program Concludes
    8 p.m.

  • Book Signing with Madeleine Albright
    8 p.m. or immediately following the evening session | Upper lobby, LBJ Auditorium

    Fascism: A Warning
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Wednesday, April 10

  • Doors Open
    9:45 a.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Morning Program Begins
    10:30 a.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Tom Johnson
    Chairman Emeritus, LBJ Foundation


  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    The civil rights activist and businessman, whom Henry Louis Gates has called "the Rosa Parks of American business," discusses how far we have come in diversifying corporate America—and how far we still need to go.

    Vernon E. Jordan Jr.
    Civil Rights Activist and Senior Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC


  • Fulfilling the American Promise: The Continuing Quest for Voting Rights

    Over half a century after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, its planks have been consistently weakened while voter suppression has become a routine political tactic. What can be done to protect the rights of eligible voters while ensuring the prevention of voter fraud?

    Jamie Azure
    Tribal Chairman, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

    Julieta Garibay
    Texas Director and Co-Founder, United We Dream

    Andrew Young
    Civil Rights Legend and former UN Ambassador, Congressman, and Mayor of Atlanta

    Moderator: Angela Evans
    Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin


  • The Silver Rights Movement

    What it means to empower one's life through financial dignity

    John Hope Bryant
    Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc.


  • Morning Program Concludes
    12 p.m.

  • Doors Open
    12:45 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Afternoon Program Begins
    1:30 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Steve Adler
    Mayor, City of Austin


  • Anatomy of an Ad

    Leaders from global creative agency Wieden+Kennedy, together with Glenn E. Singleton, discuss the power of advertising to drive social change.

    Karrelle Dixon
    Managing Director, Wieden+Kennedy

    Patty Orlando
    Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy Portland

    Glenn E. Singleton
    Author and Creator of Courageous Conversation


  • A Poetry Reading Javier Zamora
    Award-winning Salvadoran American Poet and Activist

  • Immigration: American Dreams and Challenges

    A panel of experts explore the complex issue of immigration: What characterizes the immigrant experience today? What does it mean to be an American in 2019? How can our immigration system be improved, with or without a wall—and what is the right security policy on our southern border?

    Thomas A. Saenz
    President and General Counsel, MALDEF

    Jose Antonio Vargas
    Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, Emmy-nominated Filmmaker, and Founder of Define American

    Ruth Wasem
    Professor of Public Policy Practice, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

    Javier Zamora
    Award-winning Salvadoran American Poet and Activist

    Moderator: Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
    Director of Civic Engagement and Lecturer, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Stand-up Performance

    Dulcé Sloan
    Comedian and Correspondent for The Daily Show


  • Race and the Media

    An exploration of our country's fragmented media landscape and how media outlets can shape one's opinion on race. Is the media covering race comprehensively and fairly? What are the effects of growing perceptions of media bias? And why are journalists of color underrepresented in newsrooms?

    Yamiche Alcindor
    White House Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

    Moderator: Kathleen McElroy
    Director of the School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Afternoon Program Concludes
    4 p.m.

  • Book Signings
    4 p.m. | Upper lobby, LBJ Auditorium

    Jose Antonio Vargas, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
    Javier Zamora, Unaccompanied
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  • Doors Open
    5:15 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Evening Program Begins
    6 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • Motown: Sixty Years of "Hitsville, USA"

    In conjunction with the GRAMMY Museum's new exhibition, Motown: The Sound of Young America, opening at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 13, some of Motown's biggest stars recall the beginnings of Motown 60 years ago and how it forever changed American music, business, and perceptions of African-Americans.

    Duke Fakir
    Founding Member of The Four Tops

    Claudette Robinson
    Member of The Miracles

    Mary Wilson
    Founding Member of The Supremes

    Moderator: Bob Santelli
    Founding Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum


  • Evening Program Concludes
    7:15 p.m.   |   LBJ Auditorium