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September 19, 2024 | 5:30PM - 9:00PM 


Join us for an evening of philanthropy and live entertainment featuring headliner Gina Chavez, opener DJ Mahealani, local food vendors, and dancing under the bright Texas stars. We are thrilled to be bringing our diverse community together and adorning the terrace in pink again this year! We look forward to being together again as a community of passionate Planned Parenthood supporters. 

We are proud to announce that we'll be recognizing Dr. Diana Weihs and Women Partners in Health with the 2024 Robbie and Tom Ausley Leadership Award during this year's event.

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HEADLINER: GINA CHAVEZ

Headliner: Gina Chavez

In an industry that looks to define artists, Gina Chavez refuses to fit into a box. From her Mexican and Swiss-German raices, to her life as a queer, married Catholic in Texas, to her bilingual music, the Latin Grammy nominee is unapologetically herself. And people are taking notice.

Gina is a 13-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Best Female Vocals, 2015 Austin Musician of the Year and seven-time winner for Best Latin. Her first all-Spanish language album, La Que Manda, was nominated for a 2020 Latin Grammy in Best Pop/ Rock, making her the third Latine born in the continental U.S. to ever be nominated in the category.

Her NPR Tiny Desk concert has more than 1.3 million views and she is featured on Brené Brown's hit podcast, Unlocking Us, for which she co-wrote the theme song. Gina’s music is featured in a national Target ad and she is the face of LIFEWTR’s commercial for #LifeUnseen, a campaign to uplift artists who are too often unrecognized in the creative fields. Her custom LIFEWTR bottle is available in stores nationwide.

Gina’s music is deeply personal. Her passionate collection of bilingual songs takes audiences on a journey to discover her Latine roots through music as she shares her story of life in Texas as a married, queer Catholic. Gina has completed 12 tours as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Argentina and Japan. Gina is known for dynamic live performance. Her band headlined the BMI stage at ACL 2021, performed at the first-ever NPR Family Hour during SXSW, and are consistently featured as Official SXSW artists each year. She has shared the stage with Grace Potter as well as Grammy® and Latin Grammy® winners Natalia Lafourcade, Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, La Santa Cecilia, and Ozomatli.

Off stage, Gina runs Niñas Arriba, a college fund she co-founded with her wife for young women in gang-dominated El Salvador. She is featured alongside Oprah, Beyonce, Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton and many more in Southern Living's book celebrating "100 extraordinary women who have left their indelible mark on the South and beyond." Her forthcoming TED Talk drops this year.

2024 ROBBIE AND TOM AUSLEY LEADERSHIP HONOREE - DR. DIANA WEIHS AND WOMEN PARTNERS IN HEALTH

2024 Robbie and Tom Ausley Leadership Award Recipient: Dr. Diana Weihs and Women Partners in Health

Diana Weihs has long been associated with Planned Parenthood. The relationship began when she was a patient at Planned Parenthood in Houston during her undergraduate years. Diana was a Planned Parenthood of Austin Board member from 2003-2009 and acted as the Interim Medical Director in 2008. She was a Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas board member from 2016-2022. Women Partners in Health, the first all-woman obstetrics and gynecology group practice in Austin, has always had a positive relationship with Planned Parenthood. Karen Swenson and Diana Weihs started the practice in 1985, and the practice has continued to support Planned Parenthood after the founders’ retirements.  

During Diana’s 33 years in private practice, she has always strongly advocated for reproductive rights and women’s health. Her advocacy work continues after retirement as a Planned Parenthood supporter and member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. At Seton Hospital, she served a term as Chief of Ob-Gyn for many years, sat on the peer review committee, and, most importantly, on a maternal/neonatal safety committee that made significant contributions to patient care. She was an affiliate clinical faculty member of the Dell Medical School Department of Ob-Gyn. Diana and Karen Swenson established the Women Partners in Health Education endowment fund at Dell Medical School, which is specifically geared toward family planning education and advocacy.      

Diana is a native Texan who attended undergraduate school at Rice University and medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is married to James Tai, a retired internist who served on the Planned Parenthood of Austin Board 22 years ago. They have four children and three grandchildren, all planned. 

OPENER: DJ MAHEALANI

Opener: DJ Mahealani

DJ Mahealani spins vinyl spells from a deep and diverse record collection. She is known for how she blends songs and genres on the turntables. Her wicked brew of beats on wax have held down dance floors for years, and she has been a part of special events at iconic spots all over Austin. She and her custom crates of records have opened for Kool Keith, the B52s, and Adrian Quesada to name a few. 


A GLIMPSE INTO A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS 2023:

Co-Chair: Perla Cavazos

Co-Chair: Celeste Quesada

Featured Opening Performer: DJ Mahealani

Headliner: Adrian Quesada

Featured Performer: Jessy Wilson

Featured Performer: Jackie Venson

Guest Speaker: Averie Bishop


For more information contact our Events Team 

at 214-302-8382 or email [email protected].


 

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