State Rep. Helen Giddings, D-DeSoto, will speak at the Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women’s Center at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.
Giddings’ talk, part of the Smart Texas Women’s Series, is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided. The women’s center is in the mezzanine of the Eugene McDermott Library on the UTD campus.
Giddings, a lifelong resident of Dallas County who currently is serving her sixth term as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 109 th District, will discuss her life experiences, her career development and a growing information-age threat that she has had to face personally – identity theft.
Giddings is the founder and president of Multiplex, Inc., and is a strong voice for small business. She has served as chairperson of the board of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the boards of the African American Museum (where a room is named in her honor), the Dallas Symphony, the Dallas Summer Musicals and the Dallas Theatre Center. She also has served on the State Bar Grievance Committee and the Dallas County Grand Jury.
Anyone interested in attending her talk should call 972-883-6555 to reserve a lunch.