June 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Legislative Update: 87th Texas Legislature
May 24, 2021 Virtual Meeting - Asian Heritage Month Panel
Judge Rabeea Collier
Judge Rabeea Collier was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and obtained her law degree from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Judge Collier is the first lawyer in her family and always knew that she wanted to go into law.
Judge Collier was elected as judge of the Harris County 113th District Court in 2018. She currently co-chairs the COVID Response Judicial Task Force for Harris County, which focuses on reopening courts to in-person proceedings and jury trials. Judge Collier was recently appointed to a third term serving on the Curriculum Committee for the Texas Center for the Judiciary, which is comprised of approximately 15 judges that develop judicial education for all Texas judges
Kathy Cheng is a civil litigator in the Greater Houston area. She manages her own practice, Cheng & Associates; her areas of practice include, but are not limited to, complex commercial litigation, family, probate, real estate, and tax law. Kathy was born in Taiwan and earned her law degree from South Texas College of Law. She is the proud single mom of three wonderful children.
When Kathy is not being an advocate for her clients or has a break from being a mom, she is actively working towards building a diverse coalition across the State of Texas. As a former statewide Democratic nominee for Texas Supreme Court in 2018 and 2020, Kathy knows the hard work and dedication required to achieve equality, fairness, and justice for all Texans. Although she did not win her election, Kathy continues to fulfill her legacy of "Cheng for Change" through political activism across the State of Texas because, "To effectuate change, we must change ourselves by being active and vote."
Judge Rabeea Collier
2021 “Women Making History” Award Honoring Harris County Women
The Texas Democratic Women of Harris County are honoring four (4) Harris County Women who have made outstanding contributions toward improving the Democratic way of life within the Harris County community. The TDWHarris Committee will review nomination entries and select the four (4) most outstanding nominees to receive the 2021 “Women Making History”. TDWHarris award will be during the month of August (due to COVID-19).
April 26, 2021 Virtual Meeting - So You Want to Run for Office with Royce Brooks & Lillie Schechter
Join TDWHarris for our April membership meeting where we will hear from Annie's List Executive Director Royce Brooks and Harris County Democratic Party Chair Lillie Schechter on the importance of electing more progressive Democratic women and advice for women who want to run for office.
Royce Brooks's Bio
Royce Brooks is the Executive Director of Annie’s List, a statewide organization dedicated to recruiting, training, supporting and electing progressive women across Texas. Since joining Annie’s List in 2018, she has transformed the organization to one led by women of color at every level of decision making, and has presided over Annie’s List’s most successful election cycle ever. Royce previously served as the first-ever Chief Equity Officer for the City of Atlanta, as policy director for Sylvester Turner’s successful 2015 campaign for Mayor of Houston, and as statewide policy director for Wendy Davis’s 2014 campaign for Texas governor. She has worked in both houses of Congress and as a policy analyst focusing on issues of concern to communities of color. A Fort Worth native, Royce lives in Austin, Texas.