My Houston 2040: Ray Shackelford & Tommy Garcia Prats (5:30 7:00pm)

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My Houston 2040: Ray Shackelford & Tommy Garcia Prats (5:30 7:00pm) says
Houston's monthly Happy Hour meeting of the minds
Co-hosted by Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, APA-Houston, Citizens' Transportation Coalition, and CNU - Houston (Congress for the New Urbanism).

6 pm: Tommy Garcia-Prats
On Building a Farm in the City

6:30 pm: Ray Shackelford
On His Vision for Houston in 2040

Ray B. Shackelford is a native Houstonian, born and raised in Third Ward. He currently serves as the President of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP), sits on the board of the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) and is a recent graduate of Class II of the Houston Black Leadership Institute. He is also a member of Councilman Dwight Boykins' District D Next Generation Advisory Council. Ray graduated from Morehouse College cum laude in 2008 with a BA in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance and MBA in 2012 from University of Houston. He was recognized in the 8th edition of Who's Who in Black Houston and is the proud father of one daughter, Jordan.

Tommy Garcia-Pratts is the Co-Founder and General Manager of Small Places LLC and Finca Tres Robles,a start-up urban farm in Houston’s East End. Since graduating from college, he has spent the majority of the last six years working on farms throughout the U.S. and Central America developing a passion for farming and a desire to expand and share on his experience and knowl- edge. Being a Houston native, he feels strongly about farming in his home town, bringing attention to the needand value of agriculture in the Houston area, and focusing on how we can creatively address food access issues throughout our city.

The Idea:

We think that Houstonians can build a better Houston today by thinking about the Houston we may inherit in 2040 and the Houston we want in 2040. Each happy hour will include time for networking and socializing, a topical speaker who will give an informational presentation on Houston urbanism, transportation planning, culture, environment, and more, and a visionary speaker who will give their "My Houston 2040" talk:

- What do you think Houston will be like in 2040?
- What do you want Houston to be like in 2040?
- What do you want us to do to make Houston like you want it to be in 2040?

Please join us at our monthly gathering in the second floor room at Rudyard's Pub for lively discussion on how YOU would envision Houston to be in the year 2040.

Free and open to the public.
Food and drinks available at bar.
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