25th Annual KickAss Awards
October 7, 2019
Cocktail Hour at 5pm, Dinner and Program at 6pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church – Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St. 78701
Lantana Sponsorship – $1,000
Bluebonnet Sponsorship – $500
Sunflower Sponsorship – $250
Primrose Sponsorship – $125
General Admission Tickets Available
Hon. Steve Adler, Ginny Agnew & Hon. Chuck Herring, Hon. Carlos Barrera, Dayna Blazey, Hon. John Bucy, Hon. Nick Chu, Gary Cobb, Hon. Karin Crump, Hon. Elisabeth Earle, Laurie Eiserloh, Hon. Chantal Eldridge, Mary Ann Espiritu, Hon. Celia Israel, Hon. Sally Hernandez, Hon. Sylvia Holmes, Jessica Mangrum, Hon. Glen Maxey, Mark McCulloch, Hon. Brandy Mueller, Hon. Elliott Naishtat, Beth Payan, Hon. Brigid Shea, Hon. Jan Soifer, Dona Avery Tabrizi, Jolsna & Hon. George C. Thomas, Sherine Thomas & Tom Nuckols, Hon. Brad Urrutia, Lesley Varghese & Dr. Harry Thomas, Karen Watkins, Hon. David Walhberg, Hon. Kim Williams, Hon. Yvonne M. Williams
Hon. Cliff Brown, David Butts, Hon. Darlene Byrne, Maria Cantú Hexsel, Margaret Chen Kercher, Ken Craig, Cecilia Crossley, Hon. Elena Diaz, Liz Donegan, Hon. Bruce Elfant, Maggie Ellis, Hon. Raul Gonzalez, Hon. Maya Guerra Gamble, Ann Howard, Shannon Hutcheson, Hon. Ann Kitchen, Hon. Julie Kocurek, Hon. Carlos Lopez, Hon. Aurora Martinez Jones, Erin Martinson, Hon. Catherine Mauzy, Amy Meredith, Craig Moore, Hon. George Morales, Gordon Nunn, Deke Pierce, Hon. Leslie Pool, Hon. Velva Price, Beverly G. Reeves, Virginia Schilz, Pooja Sethi, Kevin Sherwood, Hon. Stacy Suits, Walter Timberlake, Hon. Gisela Triana, Hon. Sherry Statman, Amber Vazquez, Nancy Williams, Rhonda & Andrew Williams, Kennon Wooten, GNI Strategies
EMMA S. BARRIENTOS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
HON. DAVID A. ESCAMILLA
David A. Escamilla currently serves as the elected County Attorney for Travis County. He is the first Hispanic person to hold this position. As County Attorney, he is responsible for all misdemeanor prosecutions and for the delivery of legal services to all Travis County elected officials and department heads. He was recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the National District Attorneys Association and serves on its Executive Committee. David’s past board service includes American Youthworks, Skillpoint Alliance, and the United Way for Greater Austin. He is also a past chair of the Government Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas.
KICKASS AWARD HONOREE
Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch is the owner of Lincoln-Goldfinch Law. After graduating from law school, Kate received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship in which she served the families detained at the Hutto Detention Center. She currently serves as pro bono liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter and serve on the boards of Casa Marianella and the Civil Rights and Immigration Section of the Austin Bar Association. Kate regularly hosts pro bono trips to the Karnes Family Detention Center where she works to reunite families separated by the Trump Administration. She has appeared on BBC, MSNBC, the New York Times, and National Public Radio as an immigration expert.
KICKASS AWARD HONOREE
Nelson Linder currently serves as the President of the NAACP Austin Branch. The NAACP is one of the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. As President of the NAACP, Nelson advocates for civil rights in the Austin community, campaigns for equal opportunity, and conducts voter mobilization. Linder’s most recent advocacy has included confronting police violence, housing accessibility, and equitable city policies.
KICKASS AWARD HONOREE
Gary Schumann is a Founding Partner at Savrick & Schumann and one of Austin’s most well regarded LGBTQ activists. Schumann organizes and hosts countless over-the-top themed house-party fundraisers and meet & greet events for dozens of local Democrat candidates for diverse offices. His activism does not stop at politics. Schumann is a founder of the LGBT Bar Association, past Chair of the LGBT Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is the primary organizer of an annual LGBT Scholarship Gala which benefits a student at Texas Law. Schumann is the creator and curator of Austin’s Smallest Park and “Keep Austin Weird” tourist attraction – BEPI Park. Schumann is married to Noel Landuyt, a professor at The University of Texas School of Social Work, who serves as Chair of Aids Services of Austin.