FREE EVENT | Saturday, Sept. 24 | Downtown Austin on Congress Ave. Join us at Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival, presented by PepsiCo, for a day of free and fun events happening Saturday, Sept. 24, along Congress Avenue between 7th and 11th Streets. 9:15–10:15 AM The HBCU Moment Enrollments are up. Donations are up. For historically Black colleges and universities, the work is only beginning. Supported by JPMorgan Chase, PepsiCo and Trellis Foundation . SPEAKERS Colette Pierce Burnette President and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Former President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University Wayne Frederick President of Howard University Ruth Simmons President of Prairie View A&M University Lauren Lumpkin (moderator) Education Reporter for The Washington Post SUBJECT TAGS Race & Demographics, Economy, Higher Education 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Stop the Bleeding How Texas cities are dealing with spiking homicide rates SPEAKERS Jennifer Doleac Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Justice Tech Lab at Texas A&M University Amber Goodwin Travis County Assistant District Attorney Javier Salazar Bexar County Sheriff Susan Chira (moderator) Editor-In-Chief of The Marshall Project SUBJECT TAGS Law, Criminal Justice, Race & Demographics, Cities & Geography, National Politics, Guns 12:30–1:30 PM One-on-One with Chris Bosh The basketball Hall of Famer on what it takes to be a great athlete, life after sports and why it’s important to vote. Supported by The University of Arizona and Sixth Street . SPEAKERS Chris Bosh Two-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer Kirk Goldsberry (moderator) Writer and NBA Analyst for ESPN SUBJECT TAGS Race & Demographics, Higher Education, Texas Politics 2:15–3:15 PM One-on-One with Lyle Lovett The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter on how Texas shaped his life and career. Supported by Texas Cultural Trust and Hotel Magdalena . SPEAKERS Lyle Lovett American Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer Andy Langer (moderator) Austin City Limits Radio Afternoon Host SUBJECT TAGS Culture & Society 3:45–4:45 PM One-on-One with Alex Moffat The former Saturday Night Live cast member on how the legendary show comes together each week, his career in comedy and what’s funny about politics right now. Supported by The University of Arizona and The Panacea Collective . SPEAKERS Alex Moffat Actor and Comedian Sam Sanders (moderator) Host of Vulture’s “Into It” Podcast SUBJECT TAGS Culture & Society, Media & Tech, National Politics Lone Star Calling all Native Texans Transplants and Texpats to the biggest political party EXPLORE THE FREE PROGRAM SEE MORE FREE & FUN EVENTS