Eleanor Roosevelt Awards Dinner 2018
Please join Democratic Women of Grayson County at the seventh biennial Eleanor Roosevelt Awards Dinner, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Austin College Wright Center, Sherman, Texas.
We will have a meet and greet at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:15. We are pleased to honor Rhonda Marroquin, leader of the Hispanic Festival in Sherman, as the seventh recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award and Barb Rush, Vice Chair of the Grayson County Democratic Party and member of the DWGC Board of Directors, as the Ann Richards Award honoree. After dinner, the keynote speaker is Judge Maria T. Jackson.
Read about event in Herald Democrat.
Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner 2016
The Democratic Women of Grayson County presented the sixth biennial Eleanor Roosevelt Award Dinner on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at the Austin College Wright Center. We had a meet and greet at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:15. We were pleased to honor Kate Whitfield as the sixth recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt award. The Ann Richards honorees are Nana Rylander and Sue Raasch. After dinner, the keynote speaker was Nicole Collier, Texas State Representative, district 95.
The video is the ad that ran on Cable One.
Eleanor Roosevelt is a powerful inspiration to leaders in both the civil rights and the women’s movements. She turned her energies to a variety of reformist organizations, joining a circle of feminists dedicated to the abolition of child labor, the establishment of a minimum wage and the passage of legislation to protect workers. During WWII, she remained an uncompromising voice on civil rights and a champion for human rights.