Brazos County

Democratic Party

Calendar

Brazos County Leans Left

More volunteer opportunities can be found at the Mobilize calendar.

For news of many virtual events offered by National Democratic Training Committee, see https://www.mobilize.us/ndtc/

To place items of interest to the Democratic, left, and progressive community, send details to brazosdems@brazosdems.org with the word "Calendar" in the subject.

Emergency rental assistance

COVID-19 emergency rental assistance available to both renters and landlords in Brazos County.


Applications in English and Spanish.

Lecture: Border crisis 9/23

Dr. Geoff Boyce, director of the Earlham College Border Studies Program, will present a lecture, "Deterrence Strategy and Crises of Protection along the US/Mexico Border," evaluating the current situation and contextualizing current migration and policy trends within a longer genealogy of deterrence originating in the early 1990s.

The talk will analyze how patterns and practices of enforcement and how these have accumulated to drive a general crisis of protection along the US/ Mexico border, in which the United States government has abandoned its most basic obligations to protect those fleeing persecution and to honor the basic sanctity of human life. The talk will conclude with a discussion of what can be done to address this crisis of protection and to prioritize human rights as a cornerstone of policy.

Register for Zoom talk

BCDP CEC and general membership meeting

Time and date:
6:00 p.m., October 18, 2021

Join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7551159107

Meeting ID: 755 115 9107

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Voter registration blitz

Blinn College (Bryan), 9/27–10/1

A week-long voter registration event will take place at Blinn College, Bryan campus, during the week of September 27 through October 1 coordinated by Vicky Salin. (September 28 is National Voter Registration Day.

The following shifts are available each day:

10:00 a.m.–noon

noon–2:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Deputy voter registrars are encouraged to sign up for one or more shifts. Paid parking is available in the center of the Blinn College parking lot.

Voterpalooza

Plans are underway for another Voterpalooza with locations in central Bryan, south College Station, and TAMU. Updates as they become available.

Extra DVR Training

Brazos County Elections Administration is offering an extra deputy voter registrar training 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, in the Ruth McLeod Training room, 300 East William Joel Bryan, 77803.

Due to limited seated, please reserved your spot before close of business, Thursday, Sept. 30: call (979) 361-5770.

In memoriam: Rhoda Segur

Memorial Service

11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 906 George Bush Dr., College Station. Service to be followed by gathering in the parish hall for reminiscing and sharing.

Due to health concerns, the family requests all attendees wear masks. For those who are not comfortable with larger groups, the service will be streamed and we will be zooming from the parish hall (links to be announced). The family will compile and share a slide show witih photos and anecdotes. We will also have a slide show with photos and anecdotes, and will share it with you if you'd like.

Obituary

Rhoda Segur, Spanish instructor to hundreds of the years, volunteer translator, good friend, passed away in Keesville, NY, in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Rhoda was an elections worker in Brazos County and volunteered at Brazos Valley Church Food Bank, Brazos Interfaith Immigration network.

A 25-year resident of Mexico, Rhoda founded a school for English-language learners and taught English to elementary school students in Mexico City. Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales. She also went on to earn a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Spanish at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After returning to the United States for good in 1984, she taught Spanish at Blinn Community College in Bryan, Texas and Brenham, Texas, and served as a translator and interpreter for multiple organizations in a professional and volunteer capacity. Rhoda taught hundreds (if not thousands) of people Spanish and English during her long career as an educator and translator.

Rhoda was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and St. Paul's Church in Keesville, NY. She is survived by her daughters, Leah Fletcher and Cristina Labyer; son, Adrian Fletcher; and their spouses; and five grandchildren. Members of her local informal Spanish conversation group are also left to mourn her passing. From The Eagle: Obituary of Rhoda Segur.

BCDP Headquarters location

307 S. Main, Suite 102

Bryan, Texas 77803

(979) 779-5600

BCDP chair: Wanda J. Watson