April Luncheon With Tina Hester of Jane’s Due Process
Date(s) - Tue, Apr 14, 2015
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Siena Ristorante Toscana
NCJW Austin hosts its next luncheon on Tuesday, April 14th at Siena Restaurant, 6203 North Capital of Texas highway, from 11:15am to 1:00pm (networking time, 11:15-11:45am; program starts at 11:45am).
Our guest speaker will be Tina Hester, Executive Director of Jane’s Due Process in Austin. Tina will discuss the important work that they do.
Jane’s Due Process (JDP) is a 501 (C)(3) dedicated to providing Texas teens with information regarding confidential birth control, parenting, adoption, pregnancy termination, and legal services for those seeking to utilize the judicial bypass process. JDP is the only organization ensuring legal representation for pregnant minors in Texas. Jane’s Due Process strives to guarantee that every pregnant minor knows that she has the right to seek legal help and to be treated with respect and sensitivity by those who work in the legal system.
For a quarter-century, Tina Hester has been committed to social justice and women’s health causes working on behalf of abortion rights and women’s reproductive health at both the national and state levels. For the past three years, she has served as hotline coordinator and, as of 2011, Executive Director for Jane’s Due Process. Prior to her work with JDP, Hester has been affiliated with the following organizations: People for the American Way in Washington, C.C.; Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City and its state affiliate in Kentucky; the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky; and the American Association of University Women, California chapter.
In Texas, Hester served on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and committees at First United Methodist Church of Austin and St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.
Hester is from Lubbock, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.
The cost is $20 for NCJW members and $22 for non-members, all inclusive (cash only please). Newcomers are always welcome. Please RSVP by April 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org.