The DreamHour Speaker Series (The Descendant Series) featuring individuals from the community who will share their experiences as descendants of African Americans and Indigenous peoples- who contributed to making America a global power – without recognition or compensation. Presentations will be focused on the lives of descendants of African American nation and Indigenous founders in America. Presenters will share their perspectives and experiences of the challenges, struggles, and successes involved with the legacy.
Shermeka Hudson is from Greenville, Mississippi the heart of the Mississippi Delta area, which is rich in soil and history. She was raised with her older brother by her parents who both worked in education, and she grew up with a host of family in the south between Greenville and Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from high school, Shermeka attended the University of New Orleans, where she received a degree in English and went on to earn a graduate degree in public relations from the University of New Orleans. She has been with Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) for 14 years. Her first seven and a half years were in the Premium Services Department where she helped retain Season Ticket Members and Suite Holders before moving into the government and public affairs space at SS&E as a Corporate Relations Coordinator. Shermeka has served as a community and workplace mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, board member for Girls Inc., committee member for the MLK Commission Scholarship, a 2017 graduate of the Latina Leadership Institute, and is a board member for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She leads SS&E’s efforts to get their staff civically engaged through internal voter registration, candidate forums, and external board and leadership opportunities. Also as part of her role, she works to build relationships with the neighborhoods around the AT&T Center.