Lina Hidalgois ready to talk about America’s future…
The 29-year-old Colombian American politician and Harris County, Texas judge will take part in SXSW and The Texas Tribune Festival’s “Conversations About America’s Future” at this year’s SXSW conference and festival.
The two-day series will take place March 14-15 at the Fairmont Austinas part of the SXSW Conference’s Government & Politics Track. SXSW kicks off on March 13 and continues through March 22.
This marks the return of the series, which will bring some of the nation’s best-known journalists together with top elected officials, political activists, and influential thought leaders — timely considering this is an election year.
In addition to Hidalgo, the first woman and the first Latina to be elected to the position of Harris County Judge,guests slated to appear this year include Hillary Rodham Clinton,Anita Hill, Gretchen Carlson, Andrew Yang, and more.
“The 2020 election is the most important election of our generation, and at SXSW our goal is to address the issues that affect the lives of all citizens,” said SXSW Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest. “We’re fortunate to have a young, diverse and engaged audience looking for solutions to the complex problems that face the next generation.”
The Government & Politics Track at SXSW aims to discuss issues that affect the lives of all citizens. Topics included include technology regulation, livable cities, privacy issues, and the challenges of maintaining civil engagement in the age of social media. These sessions will also address creating policies that encourage competition and economic growth while balancing legacy systems.
“Conversations About America’s Future” sessions include:
- Former U.S. Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clintonin conversation with MSNBC political analyst and host of AM JoyJoy Reid
- U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, in conversation with NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent and host of MSNBC’s Kasie DCKasie Hunt
- Former Chicago Mayor, ABC News contributor and author of The Nation City: Why Mayors are Running the WorldRahm Emanuel, in conversation with Recodeco-founder and editor-at-large Kara Swisher
- Lawyer and Head of the Hollywood Commission to Eliminate Sexual Harassment and Advance Equality in the Workplace Anita Hill, in conversation with Politico senior Washington correspondent and Politico Playbookco-author Anna Palmer
- Journalist, author and co-founder of Lift Our Voices Gretchen Carlson, in conversation with Glamoureditor-in-chief Samantha Barry
- Former congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, and Powered By People founder Beto O’Rourkein conversation with The Washington Postnational political reporter and moderator ofWashington Weekon PBS Robert Costa
- Entrepreneur, founder of Venture 4 America and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yangin conversation with New York Timesmedia columnist Ben Smith
- Four of the Lincoln Project’s founding members — independent political strategist Reed Galen, national political strategist Steve Schmidt, national political strategist John Weaver, and long-time Republican media consultant and author Rick Wilson— in conversation with CNN anchor and host of At This Hour, Kate Bolduan
- Justice Democrats spokespersonWaleed Shahid, Mayor of Stockton, California Michael Tubbs, and Harris County (TX) Judge Lina Hidalgoin conversation with TIMEnational correspondent Charlotte Alter, the author of The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leadership will Transform America
- Washington bureau chief for The Daily BeastJackie Kucinich, New York MagazineWashington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi, CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju, andPoliticosenior writer and Politico Playbookco-author Jake Shermanin conversation with senior media reporter at NBC News and MSNBC and the author of Byers Market, Dylan Byers
- U.S. Representative Will Hurd, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the Office of the DNI, Sue Gordonin conversation with editor-in-chief of The AtlanticJeffrey Goldberg