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From her career as an eminently successful, if ever dissident, member of the Texas Legislature and her galvanizing campaigns for Texas governor and U.S. vice president to her extended service as the first chair of the National Women’s Political Caucus and the first female president of Wells College, Sissy has been a significant role model for countless women and men across the country. The many years she has since spent advocating on issues of peace, social justice and human rights, in Houston and around the world, also have influenced generations.
The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice would like to honor Sissy for her relentless pursuit of social justice by endowing a lecture series in her name. We are delighted that Houston’s Rothko Chapel, where Sissy served as chair of the board for many years and helped to develop important programming in human rights, will join us in this endeavor by hosting the lecture at the Chapel in alternating years.
In line with Sissy’s own history of exposing and responding to injustices and inequality as both a public servant and citizen, The Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold Endowed Lecture Series in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights will bring to Austin and Houston internationally renowned scholars, activists and politicians who will inspire their audiences to think and act creatively to respond to some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.
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