Lesbian Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker is among six women who will be honored at SMU’s Women’s Symposium on Wednesday.
Parker, who took a stand for marriage equality last year when she divulged her policy of not performing heterosexual marriages, was selected as a Profiles in Leadership Award recipient. The award recognizes accomplishments made by women that had a significant impact on Dallas and on the quality of life of women.
The symposium, themed “Mind the Age Gap,” is all day tomorrow with workshops focused on how to unite women of all ages to work together on women’s issues.
Brent Paxton, administrative coordinator for SMU’s Women’s Center for Gender and Pride Initiatives, informs us that online registration for the symposium has officially closed. Paxton says the general public can still register at the door to attend, but it will be first come, first serve. Lunch is $40 and dinner is $60.
“I just recounted our registrants and we have plenty of room,” Paxton added. “Please spread the good word and tell people to come.”