Meagan Harding to Headline Polished Austin's October Luncheon
POLISHED AUSTIN LUNCHEON
OCTOBER 10, 2018, 12:00-1:00 P.M.
301 BRAZOS ST, #150
AUSTIN, TX, 78701
Meagan is a creative, justice advocate and civil rights attorney. She has a strong passion demonstrated passion for eradicating systemic inequity and is actively involved in the Austin community. She serves on the board of many legal organizations in the city and strives to improve inclusion in the legal field.
In 2017, she served as the Vice Chair of the City of Austin Ethics Review Commission and was appointed to the Criminal and Civil Justice working group for the Mayor’s Task Force on institutional Racism. She has also helped plan the Austin Trailblazer Awards honoring stellar black women in the Austin community. Meagan is a graduate of the 2015 class of Leadership Austin, which is a premiere development program that focuses on leadership and community involvement. She is the recipient of the 2016 Rising Star award for the Black Austin Democrats and the 2018 Outstanding New Director of the Year for the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
In 2015, she became one of the founding team members of “The Gospel And” (TGA) at her local church: Mosaic Church Austin. TGA is a program designed to encourage and cultivate authentic conversations around difficult topics such as race, politics and community. In this role, she has helped develop dynamic curriculum and programming to spur transformative, in depth conversations while also growing relationships.
In Fall of 2018, she will be launching a new platform in partnership with community advocate and thought leader, Virginia Cumberbatch, called Rosa Rebellion and our first project, Rebel + Rest. We are really excited to be developing a space to empower women of color committed to creative social justice.
She attended the University of Texas at Austin for undergrad and received her bachelor of science in Communication Studies. She also received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Meagan lives in East Austin with her law school sweetheart, Vincent.