Attorney to Speak at TCC South Campus

FORT WORTH, Texas (Apr. 21, 2011)

Maria Antonia “Toni” Medellin, a Denton attorney, will discuss “Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport” Tuesday, April 26, at Tarrant County College South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive. Medellin will speak at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Living Room (SSTU, Room 2105)

Throughout her career as a student, professor, attorney and activist, Medellin has worked to educate the public – particularly women, people of color and young people – about participating in the political process. Sponsored by the Education and Social Sciences departments, the TCC presentation also will cover various issues impacting Texas, including education, health care and the environment.

The Ralph Johnson Bunche Fellow in International Law at Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, N.J., Medellin earned her law degree with honors, with a certificate in International and Foreign Law with distinction. She received a B.A. in History from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Medellin has worked professionally in the nonprofit sector, advocating for individuals with disabilities; in the private sector with a major Houston law firm and as a sole practitioner; and as a consultant to nonprofit entities, governmental organizations, political organizations, and political candidates.

More information about the forum is available from the South Campus Education Department at 817-515-4372.

Media Contact: 817-515-5212