San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro makes no small plans. The enthusiastic young mayor of America’s seventh largest city quickly positioned his city as a leader in the New Energy Economy, expanded the educational resources of area children from pre-K through college, and restored his city’s AAA bond rating. He has been called the new face of the Democratic party and was the first Latino keynote speaker of the party’s 2012 National Convention, where he affirmed the possibilities that grow through education and a forward-looking economy:
The American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. My grandmother never owned a house. She cleaned other people’s houses so she could afford to rent her own. But she saw her daughter become the first in her family to graduate from college. And my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.
Sightline is thrilled to host Mayor Castro as the last guest in our 20th Anniversary Speaker Series. He will discuss the work of building sustainable cities and the leadership it takes to achieve them.
- Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
- Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
- Location: Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle 98101 (map)
- Tickets: $5 — No longer available—event has concluded.