This is a big year for women in Texas, and with the impending nomination of our first all-female Governor-Lieutentant Governor ticket, it's no surprise to see the ladies playing a big role in our state convention.
To supplement the offerings at the 2014 TDP convention, the North Dallas chapter of the Texas Democratic Women is organizing “The Ladies Room” to provide women-centric programming and entertainment.
While usually the state party convention has a hospitality suite for women, this year the NDTDW has worked hard to provide a broad array of all-star panels and events.
See the full schedule below the jump.The Ladies Room Line-Up
The Ladies Room is located at the bottom of the escalators, in Lower Lobby “C.” It will be open throughout the convention for coffee and conversation.
Friday June 27th
9:30 am-Women County Chairs: Darlene Ewing, Dallas County; Deborah Peoples, Tarrant County; Robbi Boone, Comal County; Madison Hibler, Montague County; Mary Hamm, Chambers County
10:30 am-Women's Caucus, Main Convention Floor
12:15 pm-A Man Behind the Women: State Senator Kirk Watson and Statewide Candidate Drop-ins
1:15 pm-Education-Women Working to Ensure Our Future: Linda Bridges, President Texas Chapter of AFT; Kate Kuhlmann, Lobbyist, Government Relations for ATPE; Kathy Miller, President TFN; Keilah Jacques, MSW/Adjunct Professor/University of North Texas-Dallas
2:15 pm – Healthy Women – Healthy Future: Kelly Hart, Senior Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas; Marsha Jones, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Afiya Center and Lauren McDonald, M.D., former high-profile chair of Parkland's governing board
5-6 pm-Happy Hour, Cash Bar, Appetizers and Candidate Drop-In
9:30 pm-Entertainment with Cash Bar & Appetizers: Girls Gone Weird followed by SPOKEN TRUTHS- Poetry Performances by the talented Lauren Zuniga, Erica GDLR and Sasha Banks
Saturday, June 28th
10 am-Morning Coffee and Pastries
10:15-11:30 am-Future Women Leaders: Jessica Luther, writer & activist; Kristian Caballero, Political Director of Travis County Democratic Party; Sarah Slamen, Champion Against SB2 who made national news; Elizabeth Pancotti, 16 yr. old Chairwoman of Texas High School Democrats; Celia Morgan, Treasurer of Texas Young Democrats; and Brianna Brown, Texas Organizing Project's healthcare outreach in Dallas County