Galveston Island Pachyderm Club
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Richard A. Johnson III.
Director, Booker T. Washington Initiative
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Topic: Critical Race Theory, CRT
Thursday – October 7th
1827 Strand Street
After 11:30 for Social, cash bar. Extensive lunch menu
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Meeting
Richard A. Johnson, Ed.D., is the director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Booker T. Washington Initiative, which examines the effects of public policy on African-American communities. Previously, Johnson served as a chief of staff in both municipal and state governments. As chief of staff for a Houston City Council member, he played a significant role in drafting and navigating policies related to public safety, public works, and housing and community development.
During the 85th and 86th Texas Legislatures, he served as a chief of staff and a senior policy analyst for a House member and worked on education, public safety, healthcare, A Texas native, Johnson has an Ed.D. in education administration and an M.A. in clinical psychology from Texas Southern University. He received a B.A. in history and government from Wiley College.and workforce development legislation.