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DALLAS—Before she was a state senator or candidate for governor, Wendy Davis was no stranger to the issues facing young women today. Now she seeks to empower and activate the voices of young women in public and political discourse. It is that passion to realize change through civic engagement and activism that Davis brings to Brookhaven College March 26 at noon in the Performance Hall.

Despite the challenges of raising a daughter on her own and working two jobs, she became the first person in her family to attend and graduate college. Davis served in the Texas Senate from 2009-2015 and gained national prominence in 2013 with her 13-hour filibuster to protect women's reproductive freedoms in Texas. She held a seat on the Fort Worth City Council from 1999-2007 and unsuccessfully ran for the office of governor in 2014.

Davis founded the nonprofit organization, Deeds Not Words, with the mission of "galvanizing the power of young women to disrupt the status quo through organizing, policy-making and voting."

She attended Tarrant County College, graduated first in her class at Texas Christian University and graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. Her autobiography "Forgetting to Be Afraid" was released in 2014.

This event is free and open to the public. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.

For additional information, contact Ngoc Truong at 972-860-4182.

This DCCCD event is funded by the Department of Education, Title V - P031S150018.