Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Last meeting at our current HQ

Monday. March 11,  2019, 5:30 pm. WCDC General meeting at Dem HQ, 1111 Univ Ave
Program and Speaker to be announced.

This will be our final meeting at Dem Headquarters at 1111 University Ave.
After seven years at this location, we will be moving one block up the street to  
1210 University Ave, next door to Cloud Nine.  We hope to finalize the new lease soon 
so that we can move before the end of March.  The move still keeps us downtown 
near the Square but at a more affordable rent.

New WCDC Website Launch

Some exciting news, Nick Ransford, who lives in Huntsville, has taken over as webmaster for our site. He has built several websites over his lifetime and finds building them extremely fun and rewarding. Currently he maintains HTXP.ORG, Huntsville's Gay Pride Organization's website and sits on their Board as the Director of Social Media and Web Design. So please if you have any questions or comments about the new WCDC site please let him know.

13th Annual Molly Ivins Banquet and First Amendment Award

13th Annual Molly Ivins-First Amendment Award Banquet

The Club's 13th Annual Molly Ivins- First Amendment Award Banquet will be held at 
Walker Education Center at 1402 19th street.  Tickets are $50 and $25 for students.
Open bar social from 6 - 6:30 pm.  

 There will be a brief live auction toward the end of the evenings's program. Thanks for your participation.
The First Amendment Awardee and speaker for this year's event
is Alfredo Corchado who is an award-winning Mexican-American journalist and author.
He has covered Mexico for many years, and is currently the Mexico City bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News. He specializes in covering the drug wars and the U.S.-Mexico border, writing stories on topics such as drug cartels and organized crime, corruption among police and government officials, and the spread of drug cartels into U.S. cities.*
​Corchado is the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey  (2013  Penguin Press),
"the story of a journalist’s dangerous and notable efforts to report on Mexico’s horrible drug wars."
Corchado's latest book is Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration (2018 Bloomsbury Press). Corchado's new book has been praised by many including David Axelrod, who commented, "This personal, moving tale illuminates the very heart of the polarizing immigration debate that is roiling America today." *
Read Alfredo Corchado's life story b y Rich Heiland HERE
Rich Heiland, first recipient of the First Amendment Award, will introduce 
speaker Alfredo Corchado.


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