First Bloom 2018



Please join Texas Equal Access Fund for a luncheon featuring some of our biggest heroes. First Bloom is our chance once a year to come together and celebrate the folks fighting for abortion access and social justice in our communities while raising money to fund abortion in northern Texas. 

Bio_Photo.JPG Featuring Dr. Whitney Peoples

Dr. Whitney Peoples currently holds a position at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, but she's got roots right here in North Texas. Prior to her recent move to Michigan, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Women's University and a Provost Post-Doctoral Fellow in Women's and Gender Studies at UT, Arlington. In 2017 she co-edited Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, and Critique alongside one of the founding mothers of the reproductive justice framework, Loretta Ross. She earned a Ph.D. in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from Emory University, an M.A in Women's Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and a B.A. in Political Science from Agnes Scott College and brings fifteen years of experience in feminist and critical race research, activism, and teaching. Whitney regularly speaks and writes on the intersections of race, gender, health, and popular culture. She is also passionate about community engagement and currently serves on the advisory board of the Take Root: Reproductive Justice in Red States annual conference and on the governing council of the National Women's Studies Association through her role as Co-Chair of the Women of Color Caucus.  


2018 Honorees




Spirit of Reproductive Justice

Nancy Cardenas Pena, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health




Expanding Access to Reproductive Freedom

Dr. Robin Wallace





Force for Change

Sara Mokuria, Mothers Against Police Brutality




Volunteer(s) of the Year

Abortion Access Amarillo


Presenting Sponsors

Judith Shure and Jim Mattingly | S. Michael McColloch

Orange Rose of Texas

Debbie and Gerald Barnes | The Embrey Family Foundation | Amy Fikes | Southwestern Women's Surgery Center  

True Bluebonnet

Carol Barger | Lisa Kraus | Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation | Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas | Susan and Ken Smith | Karen Wilbur

Access Azalea

Patricia Fagadau | First Unitarian of Dallas Women's Evening Alliance | Marsha Gordon | Hamilton Wingo, LLP | Louise Hytken | H Kate Hopkins | Katherine Homan | Edie Lycke | Leslie MacLean | Sydney McQuoid | De'Edra Williams | Rose Villasana and Harry Ingram 

Victorious Violet

The Afiya Center | Leigh Bailey | Caroline Barker | Rebecca W. Bruder | Janie Bush | Jessica Camp | Scott Chase | Deeds Not Words | Helen Frank | Jane's Due Process | Nancy Latner | NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Foundation | The Lilith Fund | Julie and Michael Lowenberg | Kay Moran | Cheryl Pollman | Caitlyn Silhan | Gailya Silhan | Helen Waldman | Whole Womans Health

May 08, 2019 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
7 for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd, #107, Dallas, TX 75207

Will you come?

$5,000.00 Presenting Sponsor
10 Seats
$2,500.00 Orange Rose of Texas
8 Seats
$1,000.00 Compassionate Chrysanthemum
6 Seats
$500.00 Access Azalea
4 Seats
$250.00 Victorious Violet
2 Seats
$100.00 Single Ticket
1 Seat
$25.00 Young Activist Ticket
This ticket is for young activists to whom $100 would be a true barrier to entry.