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Annie's List presents the
2018 Houston Brunch featuring

Tarana Burke

founder of the #metoo movement

Join us for a conversation with special guest Tarana Burke, moderated by Senior Executive Editor of Texas Monthly, Mimi Swartz.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Registration/Meet & Greet: 11:00 am
Luncheon: 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Sponsors Reception: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

MARRIOT MARQUIS
1777 Walker Street
Houston, Texas

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Tarana Burke

founder of the #metoo movement

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Join us for a conversation with special guest Tarana Burke, moderated by Senior Executive Editor of Texas Monthly, Mimi Swartz.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Registration/Meet & Greet: 11:00 am
Luncheon: 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Sponsors Reception: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

MARRIOT MARQUIS
1777 Walker Street
Houston, Texas

Tarana Burke

2018 Houston Brunch

Sponsorship Opportunities

$25,000 - DIAMOND SPONSOR

Two tables of 10 with premier seating

Admission for 20 guests to reception

Recognition as Diamond Sponsor in event materials

$15,000 - 15TH 'ANNIE-VERSARY' SPONSOR

Table of 10 with premium seating

Recognition as “Annie-versary” Sponsor

Admission for 10 guests to reception

$10,000 - PLATINUM SPONSOR

Table of 10 with priority seating

Recognition as Platinum Sponsor in event materials

Admission for 10 guests to reception

$5,000 - GOLD SPONSOR

Table of 10 with preferred seating

Recognition as Gold Sponsor in event materials

Admission for 6 guests to reception

$2,500 - SILVER SPONSOR

Table of 10 with select seating

Recognition as Silver Sponsor in event materials

Admission for 4 guests to reception

$1,500 - SPONSOR

SOLD OUT

2018 Houston Brunch

Sponsorship Opportunities

Two tables of 10 with premier seating

Recognition as Diamond Sponsor in event materials

Admission for 20 guests to reception

Table of 10 with premium seating

Recognition as “Annie-versary” Sponsor

Admission for 10 guests to reception

Table of 10 with priority seating

Recognition as Platinum Sponsor in event materials

Admission for 10 guests to reception

Table of 10 with preferred seating

Recognition as Gold Sponsor in event materials

Admission for 6 guests to reception

Table of 10 with select seating

Recognition as Silver Sponsor in event materials

Admission for 4 guests to reception

SOLD OUT

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TARANA BURKE

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Tarana Burke has dedicated her life to social justice work and giving strength to those who experienced sexual trauma or harassment. Just honored as one of The Silence Breakers named TIME's 2017 Person of the Year, Burke spearheaded the Me Too movement years before it became a viral hashtag as the founder of Just Be Inc., a non-profit that helps victims.

The simple yet courageous #metoo hashtag campaign has generated over 13 million Facebook posts and Tweets, emerging as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment. Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift and inspire you.

#metoo is not just an overnight hashtag sensation; Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices thousands of victims of sexual abuse and puts the focus back on survivors.

A sexual assault survivor herself, Tarana is now working under the banner of The ‘Me Too’ Movement to assist other survivors and those who work to end sexual violence. She is also senior director of programs at Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity. On stage, Tarana provides insight into the current state of affairs and outpouring of sexual assault and harassment allegations, addresses pressing issues of respect, dignity and power dynamics in schools, workplaces and politics, and shines a light on the stories of survivors and voices that continue to be marginalized.

MIMI SWARTZ

Mimi Swartz, author, with Sherron Watkins, of Power Failure, The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron, is a senior executive editor of Texas Monthly magazine. Previously, she was a staff writer at the New Yorker and the now defunct Talk Magazine. Overall, Swartz has worked at Texas Monthly for nearly thirty years.

She is a two-time winner and four-time finalist of the National Magazine Award, most recently in 2012. Other awards include the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism in 2006. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Slate, National Geographic and the New York Times Op Ed page, along with the Times Sunday magazine; T, the style magazine; and Play, the Times Sports Magazine. Her pieces have also been collected in Best American Political Writing, 2006, and Best American Sportswriting, 2007. Her book on the artificial heart, Ticker, will be published in August, 2018. Swartz grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and now lives in Houston, with her husband John Wilburn. They have a son, Sam.

Houston brunch Honorary Co-Chair

Ashley Turner
First Daughter, City of Houston

Houston brunch Co-Chairs

Jill Jewett
Co-Chair

Barry Mandel
Co-Chair

Houston area board members

Monica Morgan
Diane Mosier

Eileen Olson
Juliet Stipeche

Annie's list board of directors

Heidi Gerbracht
Chair - Austin

Beverly Watts Davis - San Antonio
Isabel de la Riva - San Antonio
Sally Dunning - Dallas
Lisa Graham - Austin
Jane Hamilton - Dallas
Laura Hernandez - Austin
Pat Jasso - San Antonio
Frances Lyle - Fort Worth
Leslie MacLean - Dallas
Erin McKool - Dallas
Lynn Meredith - Austin
Patricia Miller - Dallas
Monica Morgan - Brazoria County

Diane Mosier - Houston
Eileen Olson - Houston
Lyndon Olson - Waco
Yvonne Morales Pelayo - San Antonio
Kathy Spicer - Fort Worth
Selwyn Rayzor - Dallas
Emmy Ruiz - Austin
Juliet Stipeche - Houston
Joyce Townsend - San Antonio
Michele Valdez - Dallas

Brunch committee

Trustee Wanda Adams
Rep. Alma Allen
Anne Chao
Phyllis Cohen
Teresa Demchak
Nancy Friedman
Melanie Gray
Saundria Gray
Martha Huebel
Jay Jones
Neal Manne
Elena Marks
Jackie Martin
Nancy McGregor

Patrice Baumann McKinney
Sherry Merfish
Monica Morgan
Diane Mosier
Amber Anderson Mostyn
Eileen Olson
Scott Sawyer
Lillie Schechter
Jeff Smisek
Juliet Stipeche
Diana Strassmann
Susanne Theis
Phoebe Tudor
Nina Zilkha

Houston steering committee

Abbie Kamin - Co-Chair
Diane Mosier - Co-Chair

Sudy Samandari - Co-Chair
Garmaine Tanner - Co-Chair

Ginger Baldwin
Adrienne Bell
Ann Bennett
Priscilla Bloomquist
Beverly Bontrager
Taylor Burnett
Robin Butler
Catherine Butsch
Lauren Chapman
Erin Copeland
Annalisa Cravens
Dominique Davis
Kathleen Davis
Evelyn Dravis
Carter Walker Dugan
Tiffany Echevarria
Michelle Ferrell
Nancy Friedman
Andrea Gardner
Tara Grigg Garlinghouse
Dana Guefen
Jeni Halliday
LaTreshia Hamilton
Lis Harper
Kristen Hawkins

Sandy Hellums-Gomez
Kelley Henderson
Constance Jones
Jessica Kasischke
Sheri Khatami
Katie McNearney
Sherry Merfish
Katherine Mize
Rufi Natarajan
Carrin Patman
Grace Pendland
Annette Ramirez
Jannell Robles
Christina Sanders
Shreya Sheth
Diana Strassmann
Rome Street
Germaine Tanner
Catherine Tassin de Montaigu
Maria Town
Jennifer Windham
Ashley Wyatt
Alison Young
Amanda Zimmerman

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Houston brunch Honorary Co-Chair

Ashley Turner
First Daughter, City of Houston

Houston brunch Co-Chairs

Jill Jewett
Co-Chair

Barry Mandel
Co-Chair

Houston area board members

Monica Morgan
Diane Mosier

Eileen Olson
Juliet Stipeche

Brunch committee

Trustee Wanda Adams
Rep. Alma Allen
Anne Chao
Phyllis Cohen
Teresa Demchak
Nancy Friedman
Melanie Gray
Saundria Gray
Martha Huebel
Jay Jones
Neal Manne
Elena Marks
Jackie Martin
Nancy McGregor

Patrice Baumann McKinney
Sherry Merfish
Monica Morgan
Diane Mosier
Amber Anderson Mostyn
Eileen Olson
Scott Sawyer
Lillie Schechter
Jeff Smisek
Juliet Stipeche
Diana Strassmann
Susanne Theis
Phoebe Tudor
Nina Zilkha

Houston steering committee

Abbie Kamin
Co-Chair

Diane Mosier
Co-Chair

Sudy Samandari
Co-Chair

Garmaine Tanner
Co-Chair

Ginger Baldwin
Adrienne Bell
Ann Bennett
Priscilla Bloomquist
Beverly Bontrager
Taylor Burnett
Robin Butler
Catherine Butsch
Lauren Chapman
Erin Copeland
Annalisa Cravens
Dominique Davis
Kathleen Davis
Evelyn Dravis
Carter Walker Dugan
Tiffany Echevarria
Michelle Ferrell
Nancy Friedman
Andrea Gardner
Tara Grigg Garlinghouse
Dana Guefen
Jeni Halliday
LaTreshia Hamilton
Lis Harper
Kristen Hawkins

Sandy Hellums-Gomez
Kelley Henderson
Constance Jones
Jessica Kasischke
Sheri Khatami
Katie McNearney
Sherry Merfish
Katherine Mize
Rufi Natarajan
Carrin Patman
Grace Pendland
Annette Ramirez
Jannell Robles
Christina Sanders
Shreya Sheth
Diana Strassmann
Rome Street
Germaine Tanner
Catherine Tassin de Montaigu
Maria Town
Jennifer Windham
Ashley Wyatt
Alison Young
Amanda Zimmerman

Annie's list board of directors

Heidi Gerbracht
Chair - Austin

Beverly Watts Davis - San Antonio
Isabel de la Riva - San Antonio
Sally Dunning - Dallas
Lisa Graham - Austin
Jane Hamilton - Dallas
Laura Hernandez - Austin
Pat Jasso - San Antonio
Frances Lyle - Fort Worth
Leslie MacLean - Dallas
Erin McKool - Dallas
Lynn Meredith - Austin
Patricia Miller - Dallas
Monica Morgan - Brazoria County

Diane Mosier - Houston
Eileen Olson - Houston
Lyndon Olson - Waco
Yvonne Morales Pelayo - San Antonio
Kathy Spicer - Fort Worth
Selwyn Rayzor - Dallas
Emmy Ruiz - Austin
Juliet Stipeche - Houston
Joyce Townsend - San Antonio
Michele Valdez - Dallas

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