UTSA invites community to dinner and Great Conversation! Feb. 28
(Jan. 2, 2017) -- You’re invited to dinner and an evening of riveting conversation for a good cause at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute of Texan Cultures. Registration is now open for UTSA’s annual Great Conversation!
This event brings together community leaders, UTSA researchers and supporters for engaging dinner conversations about a variety of topics such as technology, arts and culture.
Great Conversation! benefits UTSA Honors College student scholarships, research stipends and leadership opportunities globally.
Great Conversation! is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. The museum is located at 801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas.
Each table will have one or two conversation leaders who will guide discussions during dinner.
Here are a few of the featured guests and dinner topics:
Tacos for the Obamas and Serving Dinner at the White HouseJohnny Hernandez, Chef and owner of La Gloria
Tequila, Mezcal and the Worm
Raúl Lomelí-Azoubel, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, SABEResPoder
Black women, Beyonce and Popular Culture
Kinitra Brooks, Associate Professor, UTSA Department of English
The Supreme Court, Excessive Force and Today’s Policing
William McManus, Chief, San Antonio Police Department
Visit the Great Conversation! website for a full listing of the evening’s conversation leaders and topics.
Individual tickets for this year’s Great Conversation! are $85 through January 19, 2017 or $100 after. Upon registration, sponsors and attendees will be asked to designate the conversation they would like to be a part of.
This year’s co-chairs include Beverly Purcell-Guerra, Rose Marie Banack, UTSA alum ’94, Susan Hough ’91, Mitchell Kilby ’05, Timothy Morrow ’97, and Harriett and Ricardo Romo.
Learn more about UTSA Great Conversation.
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