Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: April 4

Traffic. Large Marge. Discuss. Photo by Scot Miller.
Traffic. Large Marge. Discuss. Photo by Scot Miller.

Now that Large Marge is officially receiving cars, people seem even more confused than usual about whether or not they really want to take the ramp to 75. Unfortunately, complaining about bad highway drivers is not on the agenda for tonight’s Building West Dallas panel.

I find it hard to believe that there are more important things to talk about, but it’s staring me right in the face, so, fine. The Press Club of Dallas hosts a discussion about the MHH bridge, the surrounding La Bajada neighborhood, and the city at KERA studios. The panel is moderated by Dallas Morning News city hall reporter Rudy Bush, and features the architect Brent Brown, director of CityDesign Studio, Jason Roberts, president and founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, originator of the Better Block Project and co-founder of Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Randall White, chairman of the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce and president of community relations firm Elettore, Frank DeLeon, treasurer of the La Bajada neighborhood association, and our own carless Urban Affairs columnist Patrick Kennedy, partner and urban designer at Space Between Design Studio and author of Walkable DFW.

In February, Girls Inc. and the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture teamed up for a two-part lecture series to discuss the way girls grow up now. The second installment of their “What is a Girl?” conversation, “What is a STEM Girl?”, features Rena Pederson, communications director at the National Math and Science Initiative and author of What’s Next: Women Redefining Their Dreams in the Prime of Life. Pederson’s lecture will explore the history of women in science, technology, engineering, and math, and the ever-increasing gap between the number of men and women who choose to pursue careers in those fields. Bianca Bailey, a Girls Inc. alumna and Howard University senior who was recently recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change for Women and Girls in STEM,” will join Pederson on stage for a discussion.

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