What: An Evening With Congressman Joe Kennedy III.
Where: The home of Barbara Radnofsky and Ed Supkis.
The 411: The Massachusetts congressman, who was guest of honor at the fundraiser for the Texas Civil Rights Project, gave a passionate talk about access to the legal system for everyone no matter their income level. State Sen. Rodney Ellis and retiring TCPR founder and director Jim Harrington also fired up the crowd with speeches about the importance of equal justice under the law. TCRP provides legal and educational services for low-income and underserved Texans.
Earlier in the evening guests had drinks outside on the secluded deck of the Memorial home before enjoying a buffet dinner inside.
Who: Mark and Linda Gayle White, Gertrude Barnstone, George Barnstone, Jim Sharp, John Odom, Jim Lewis, Julie Countiss and Anthony Graves, who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and is now on the Houston Forensic Science Center's board of directors.
Also seen in the crowd were Lane Lewis, Gerry Birnberg, Steven Duble, Michele P. Mulin, TCRP board members Kyle Wright and Tom Gutting, NAACP Houston Branch president James M. Douglas and Amin Alehashem, regional director of the Houston TCPR office.