Speaker Date Topic
Almeria and Shawn Lacy May 19, 2022 12:15 PM
Crime and Self-Protection Awareness
Crime and Self-Protection Awareness

Almeria Lacy is a Iraq freedom veteran that served 28 years in the Army.  Se's married to her childhood sweetheart and is mother of three adult children.  She attended Savannah State University with a concentration in Business Administration and is the Chaplain of Steel Heels Women Motorcycle club.  She is a founding member of Sigma Phi Psi United States Armed Forces Sorority.  She is currently a member of Rotary International and is the CEO of Crimes and Self Protection Awareness Advisors. 

Shawn Lacy is a christian mother of three (3) and grandmother of four grandchildren.  She grew up in Houton's 5th Ward and is the only girl of three surviving siblings.  She graduated valedictorian from Michael E. Debakey High Scholl for Health Professions and attend St. Leo University where she obtained a BA in Criminal Justice.  She spent four years in the United State Army, serving as a communications specialist.  While assigned to combat communications in South Korea during Operation Desert Storm.  Shawn has dedicated over 30 years of her life to serving her country. her community and the "Great" State of Teas as a Peace Officer.  She has been a notary for 32 years.  She is the Founder and CEO of Justice For The Culture, where she passionately works to bridge the gap between the community and the texas justice system.  Author of two (2) books, Erase Yo Record, teaching people how to expunge their records, and her recently released book, "The Complete Guide to Becoming a Texas Remote Online Notary". During the COVID-19 Pandemic she founded "The Platinum Project". The program is designed to assist young ladies in Houston to become commissioned state of Texas Notaries and New Business Owners.  In 2000 Shawn founded the United States 1st Military Greek Letter Organization, Sigma Phi Psi Sorority, Inc., for the United Sates Armed Forces.  

BARBARA BRONSTEIN Jun 02, 2022 12:15 PM
Food Rescue
Food Rescue

New York-native, Barbara Bronstein, has resided in Houston for more than 30 years. After graduating from Tufts University, she earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. After a successful career marketing some of America's leading brands for Unilever, Mars and Coca-Cola, Barbara founded Second Servings to address the staggering rates of food insecurity and food waste in Houston. Under her pro bono leadership, Second Servings has become one of the city’s fastest-growing nonprofits, helping nourish over 175,000 needy Houstonians with high-quality food all year long.

Barbara has been honored with the Houston Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award in 2021, Mayor’s Proud Partner Award in 2019, the Houston Humanitarian Award in 2019, the Compassionate Action Leader Award in 2019 and was named a “Houston Hero” by the Houston Chronicle in 2018. In addition to Barbara’s outstanding community service, she is an active member of the Houston Culinary Guild.

Dr. Christopher Hammons Jun 30, 2022 12:00 PM
The Story of the Declaration of Independence
The Story of the Declaration of Independence

Dr. Christopher Hammons is the Director of the Morris Family Center for
Law & Liberty and a professor of Political Science at Houston Baptist
University. He teaches courses in constitutional history, political thought,
and presidential politics.

Dr. Hammons received a B.A. in Government and History at the
University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political
Science at the University of Houston in 1997.

He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the Albany Law Review, The Journal of Law &
Public Policy, Education Next, the Houston Business Journal, The Federalist website, and the Houston Chronicle.
His book, Constitutionalism of the American States, was nominated by the American Political Science Association for
best book in history and politics. His second book Origins of Our Founding Principles was released in 2019. He is
currently working on a book about the importance of the Federalist Papers.

Dr. Hammons is the recipient of several teaching awards and is a sought-after speaker on the American founding.

Dr. Hammons lives in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife and two children.