QUARTERLY MEETINGS - Open to Lyceum Members and Guests



    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • Bastrop, Texas

    Human trafficking is modern day slavery; and it’s happening before our eyes. 

    Over 100,000 U.S. born children are trafficked each year within our own borders for the purpose of being sold for sex.  It is estimated that 50,000 people are trafficked from foreign countries to the U.S. with 25% coming through Texas.

    In Texas, the majority of trafficked people are women, 2/3 are adults with a 50/50 split of citizens and foreign nationals.  The average age a young girl is lured into the web of trafficking is 12.  Currently, there are 47,000 children reported as missing each year in the state of Texas.  It is estimated that 1 in 7 of those children are or will become human trafficking victims.

    Though trafficking for purposes of sex/forced prostitution is not the sole purpose, it is the majority form of trafficking; with domestic service and labor second greatest, we see these people in the hotel/motel industry, farming, construction and landscape work.

    We will explore not only the victims and victimology but we will explore these questions: Who is brokering? Who is buying? Where are they hiding? We will endeavor to educate through stories, inform on best practices for parents, employers and citizens, and advocate to impact legislative initiatives.

    • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, January 27, 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Houston, Texas

    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Dallas, Texas

    • Thursday, June 21, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Saturday, June 23, 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • New York City, NY

    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • San Antonio, Texas

    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Lubbock, Texas

Past Events

Thursday, June 22, 2017 Is Civility Lost? When Did Compromise Become a Dirty Word? Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Society
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Two Americas: Guns' Polarizing Effect on American Culture
Friday, January 27, 2017 What is the Proper Role of Government? Exploring the Tension Between Federal, State and Local Authority
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Buyer's Market: Supercharging Texas' Automotive REVolution
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Beyond the Hype: Immigration and Border Security in Texas
Thursday, June 23, 2016 The Texas Lyceum in Cuba
Friday, April 01, 2016 The Big Business of Football in Texas
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Facing the Storm: Preserving a Resilient Texas
Thursday, October 22, 2015 The Storied Relationship Between the U.S. Military and Texas
Thursday, August 13, 2015 Have We Lost the War on Drugs?
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Hope Floats - The Panama Canal's Impact on the Texas Economy
Saturday, March 07, 2015 The Texas Lyceum's 35th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, March 05, 2015 Keeping the Miracle Alive: Ensuring Texas' Competitiveness
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Protecting the Texas Environment in the Midst of Economic Growth
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Money and Banking in Texas
Thursday, August 14, 2014 The Changing Face of Texas: The Growing Number of Latinos in Education and the Workforce
Thursday, April 24, 2014 The Tribalization of Politics: How Factions Impact Politics and Life in Texas
Thursday, January 30, 2014 A Foodie Focus: How Laws and Regulation Affect Food Production, Safety and Sales
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Texas Infrastructure: Building the Future

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