Luncheons for May, 2017

Trump’s Civil Rights Agenda: New Threats to Civil Rights

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Trump’s Civil Rights Agenda: New Threats to Civil Rights


Date: May 30th, 2017

Time:  11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700

Food: Chipotle make-your-own-bowl buffet and Tiff’s Treats

Program: In just 111 days, the Trump administration has been shockingly successful at rolling-back protections on civil rights — and Texas communities are on the front lines of these attacks. Fortunately, the response from Texans has been broad and unequivocal. We have come together across the state to defend against new threats to democracy, justice, and other cherished values.

Speaker: Mimi Marziani, Executive Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project 

Mimi Marziani has an extensive background in civil rights advocacy and nonprofit management, as well as expertise in election law. Ms. Marziani previously directed voting rights programs for multiple political campaigns and committees, also overseeing compliance with election law. In 2014, Ms. Marziani led the first coordinated, statewide voter protection program for progressive candidates and groups in Texas. Read more here.  

RSVP: Want to attend and not eat lunch? Please send your response to Want to eat lunch? Click the “Purchase lunch tickets here” link here.

Reservation Policy: Please note our policy on canceling reservations.  As a result of recent last-minute cancellations and no-shows, we have begun charging for persons who make a reservation but do not attend. We now offer the option to pay online in advance for your lunch. If you cancel at least 24 hours before the meeting, there will be no charge. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we appreciate your cooperation. Cost: lunch is $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members.


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Parking: 816 Congress Avenue/IBC Bank parking garage. Enter the parking garage on 9th Street, between Colorado and Congress. Bring your ticket to the receptionist on the 7th floor and you will be given a coupon to use to exit the garage at no charge.


Reservation required:  To reserve your seat, email Doug Snyder at Please tell us if you intend to bring a non-member guest and if you have any special dietary concerns. PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS BY May 26th.


About the Forum:  The Forum meets monthly for lunch to hear Democratic speakers. Membership is $120/yr. Non-members may attend, but members have priority and receive discount prices for lunches.