When we open the Houston Chronicle, we expect to get the news, but with Lisa Falkenberg’s column, we are drawn into a narrative whose path leads through a fact-based perspective to people, places, and ideas that we didn’t anticipate, that always recognizes the importance of our shared humanity.
For the past ten years, in her role as Metro columnist, Ms. Falkenberg has illuminated topics ranging from criminal justice to voter rights, from family illness to flooding, as well as city finances and political races. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, her “vividly-written, groundbreaking column” has been recognized by innumerable organizations including the American Bar Association of Texas and Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless.
Lisa Falkenberg graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. During and after college she worked with the Associated Press and was named Texas AP Writer of the Year in 2004. Since then she has been with the Chronicle and mentors students through their high school journalism program.
Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.
AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced
Fall is just around the corner. Register today!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.