- Executive Committee (all 3 positions are first year vacancies)
- External Finance Director
- Communications Director
- Internal and Academic Affairs Committee (7 vacancies)
- Student Life Committee (7 vacancies)
- Finance Committee (4 vacancies)
- Outreach and Professional Development Committee (10 vacancies)
- Community Outreach Committee (4 vacancies)
Tuesday, February 18 Raising the Minimum Wage: An Effective Anti-Poverty Policy? Presented by PAACC and the Barbara Jordan Forum 12:15pm - Lunch provided SRH 3.122 The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not kept pace with inflation and is a growing concern as income inequality in the United States continues to increase. Would raising the minimum wage be an effective anti-poverty policy? What are the economic implications for those most affected by minimum wage jobs and for municipalities setting their own minimum wage rates? Join experts in social policy, economics, and politics for a discussion about minimum wage increases as a strategy to help working Americans at the bottom of the economic ladder. Panelists: Professor Shirley Franklin (political feasibility perspective) Don Baylor - Center for Public Policy Priorities (anti-poverty policy perspective) Dr. Shetal Vohra-Gupta - UT Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (disproportionate effect of the current minimum wage on ethnic minorities and women) Dr. Steve Trejo- UT Department of Economics This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here.
Wednesday, February 19 Keynote Luncheon: Civil Rights Attorney Lani Guinier Presented by the Barbara Jordan Forum 12:15pm - Lunch provided LBJ School of Public Affairs, First Floor Lobby Leading civil rights attorney, activist, scholar and the first African-American female tenured professor at Harvard Law School, Lani Guinier will deliver the keynote address at the 18th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum luncheon. Professor Guinier’s luncheon address will highlight a week of student- led activities honoring former Congresswoman and LBJ School Professor Barbara Jordan. Registration for this event is full, but you may RSVP for a spot on the waitlist here
Thursday, February 20 Disability Inclusion Training Presented by the Harvey Milk Society and the Barbara Jordan Forum 12:15pm - Lunch provided SRH 3.124 The Texas Center for Disability Studies engages in a variety of system and individual interventions to promote the independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Disability Studies is a relatively new, interdisciplinary field focused on the social and cultural context of disability. This field considers disability as a social minority group with an emphasis on the way in which disability is constructed culturally, politically, and economically, rather than the traditional emphasis on the physiology of impairment. By working with professionals, para-professionals, policy-makers, students, and other members of the community, the TCDS works to provide services, supports, and assistance for people with disabilities and their families to promote their independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here
Friday, February 21 Honoring the Legacy of Barbara Jordan Through Service Presented by the Barbara Jordan Forum 9:00-11:00am Barbara Jordan Early College Prep Elementary (6711 Johnny Morris Rd.) In honor of Barbara Jordan Week, LBJ students, faculty, staff, and community members have a unique opportunity to honor Barbara Jordan's legacy as a teacher by reading to PreK-2nd grade students. The school will also host an assembly program for 3rd-5th grade students, parents, and teachers to reflect on the life of Barbara Jordan and her many accomplishments. The program will feature Shirley Franklin, the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values, as the guest speaker. LBJ students can get involved by volunteering to read to a group of PreK-2nd grade students. To sign up to volunteer, please RSVP here.
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5pm - 10pm ECHO Point in Time Homeless Count Host: GPAC Community Outreach Committee On Friday, January 24th, from 5-10pm, we will count homeless people as a team to help secure ECHO's funding. About the Count: Austin's local homeless coalition ECHO is "fiercely committed to ending homelessness."They conduct an annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Count in which teams of volunteers canvas Austin's urban, suburban, and rural areas to count sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons. This includes homeless men,women, and children on the streets, under highway bridges, and in camps. The count is critical in assessing the well-being of the Austin area’s homeless population and in securing the greatest level of funding the federal government will allot Travis County’s homeless service providers. This is a great opportunity to learn more aboutAustin's homeless population and how ECHO is working to help them overcome barriers. Please see the flier for more info. If you would like to count with us, please contact email@example.com
Executive Committee President: Garry Davis Vice President: Izzah Akram Malik Internal Finance Director: Heather Correia Social Life Chair: Laura Stelling Outreach and Professional Development Chair: Ala Ahmad Community Outreach Director: Rhea Racho Secretary: MacKenzie Nunez External Finance Director: Trevor Whitney Parliamentarian: Madeline Clark
Academic and Internal Affairs Allison Minor Lena Proft Brandon Archuleta Martha Berry Miha Vindis
Finance Zac Gibson Kyle McNew
Outreach and Professional Development Will Payne Michael Gaudini Sarah Pruitt Matthew Cornelius Eric Egan Spencer Jones Alex Sterling Rahima Housaini Jocelyn Kuhn
Student Life Amada Briggs Christie Wright Keith Salas Lindsay Ochoa Meredith Vinez
Community Outreach Kelly Steffan Kevin Perez Ruqiyyah Abu Anbar Bryan Perez
PhD At-Large Nisha KrishnanIf you ever have any suggestions, concerns, or thoughts about how to improve the school, please feel free to contact any of your GPAC members and/or submit it on the GPAC website. We welcome your input! The first GPAC General Assembly (GA) meeting will be held on this Monday, September 17 from 5:30-6:30pm in SRH 3.124. GPAC GA meetings will always be held on alternating Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 in 3.124, unless otherwised noted. These meetings are always open to the public. Executive Committee (ExCom) meetings are also open to the public; they occur on alternating Mondays, from 12:00-1:00PM on the third floor in room 3.360. The next ExCom meeting will be held on Monday, September 24. As the year progresses, you will find all things GPAC related, including meeting schedules, committee updates and more on the GPAC website,www.lbjgpac.org. We are looking forward to serving the needs of our LBJ Community!