SWAC Fall Kick Off
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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About The Event
Student World Affairs Council (SWAC) presents the annual Fall Kick Off, which is an opportunity for students, teachers, and Education administration to learn more about the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston Educational programming and ways to get engaged throughout the year.
By attending the event you will:
- learn about Student World Affairs Council (SWAC)
- how to start a SWAC chapter
- learn about upcoming student ONLY monthly programs like “Conversations with a Conscience” and more
- be entered to win a raffle prize from the Council
- hear from a dynamic guest speaker about international affairs
We hop you can join us for this wonderful event. Invite a friend or two from another school to join in on the fun.
About The Speaker
Oni K. Blair is a public policy expert with experience in social and economic issues at the international, national, and local levels. Oni serves as executive director of LINK Houston, a non-profit organization that combines civic engagement and data-informed research to advocate for equity in transportation so that all people can reach opportunity. In this capacity, she is an appointed voting member of the City of Houston’s Vision Zero Executive Committee, the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, and the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Technical Advisory Committee, which evaluates and provides recommendations on transportation plans for the eight-county region.
Prior to joining LINK Houston, Oni was a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, where her work focused on access to social and economic opportunity in other countries. She served in leadership positions in Washington, DC and diplomatic positions at the U.S. Embassies in Jordan, Pakistan, and Iraq. Oni earned a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.