2002 Barbara Jordan Media Award Winners Announced
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
PO Box 12428
Austin, Texas, 78711
For Immediate Release
Contact: Pat Pound,
Executive Director, Governors Committee on People With Disabilities
512-463-5742; Dial 711 for Relay Services
AUSTIN March 18, 2003 The Texas Governors Committee
on People with Disabilities will honor the 2002 Barbara Jordan Media
Award recipients at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at The Westin Riverwalk
in San Antonio.
For a list of award winners, visit the governors web
site. The site provides information about winners from Amarillo,
Arlington, Austin, Brazoria, Dallas, Duncanville, Fort Worth, LaPorte,
San Antonio and New York.
I am excited that this is the 20th anniversary of the Barbara
Jordan Awards because weve been able to see improvement in
media depiction of Texans with disabilities, said Pat Pound,
executive director of the governors committee.
Details are as follows:
Barbara Jordan Media Awards
Thursday, April 24
San Antonio 6:30 p.m.
The Westin Riverwalk
(Dinner will begin 7 p.m., and the award presentations will begin
at 8 p.m.)
Note: For dinner reservations contact Lonna or Kathi Ayers, Alamo
Area Accessibility Partnership, at 210-666-2123, dial 711 for Relay
Services, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Barbara Jordan Awards:
Since 1982 the awards have recognized media professionals and others
for accurately and progressively portraying Texans with disabilities.
The awards are named for former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, one
of Texas most distinguished citizens and spokespersons for
the rights of all people. Award categories include television, print,
radio, photojournalism, advertising and special contributions by
students, individuals and organizations.
About the Governors Committee on People with Disabilities:
The Texas Governors Committee on People with Disabilities
consists of 12 members appointed by the governor, seven of whom
must be people with disabilities. Four additional ex officio members
represent state agencies. The committee promotes compliance with
disability laws, recommends policy changes and supports local committees
with similar purposes.
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