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Let’s Get Political with Shekira Dennis
September 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TWST is honored to get political with the “Political Maven” herself, Shekira Dennis!
Ms. Dennis is no stranger to government and politics. In fact, Shekira has served as the Program Coordinator at the Texans Together Education Fund where she worked to engage low propensity voters in underserved communities to participate in the civic process. She led KIPP Houston and KIPP Sunnyside campuses as an IGNITE Texas facilitator empowering young women to run for office and went on to serve as the Deputy Political Director for the Sylvester Turner for Mayor Campaign. Shekira received her first internship opportunity in the office of former City of Houston Council Member Wanda Adams. Shortly thereafter, her expertise earned her a summer organizing fellowship with President Obama’s campaign. Shekira also completed the White House Internship Program, where she worked in the Office of Presidential Personnel.
Shekira currently serves as the Community Outreach Director at the Harris County
District Attorney’s Office under the leadership of District Attorney Kim Ogg. In this
capacity she is tasked with communicating the structure, function and vision of the
Harris County District Attorney’s Office to community stakeholders.
Ms. Dennis will empower TWST’s youth and provoke thought with lessons covering:
Voting and Government Structures
Join us, as we politically empower our girls and possibly inspire future “political mavens” 🙂