Foxy Star Fights AIDS
What: AIDS Foundation Houston's annual World AIDS Day luncheon.
Where: Post Oak Hilton.
The scoop: Hollywood actress and AIDS activist Pam Grier, spokeswoman for Dining Out for Life, was keynote speaker at the gathering that raised more than $150,000 in support of the foundation's goal of "Getting to Zero" — zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero stigma. Grier's long career includes starring rolls in such movies as Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, a well as a supporting character for six season on the television series The L World.
Ernie Manouse and Bill Baldwin chaired the event that honored the Houston Bar Association AIDS Outreach Committee with the Shelby Hodge Vision Award. Houston Bar Association president Laura Gibson accepted the honors.
Who: Mayor Annise Parker, State Sen. John Whitmire, Jessica Rossman and Gordon Bethune, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, Jackson Hicks and Milton Townsend, Fady Armanious, Monsour Taghdisi and Carolyn Farb.