Join us at The Old School in celebration of the life and influence of Judith Rosenberg, co-founder of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, who dedicated her life to teaching the importance of solidarity, social justice and mentoring the leaders of our future. No donation minimum is required, all are welcome to attend.
Cocktail hour with Les Pescados: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dinner and presentations: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Reception: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
The evening will include the music of Gypsy Jazz musicians, Les Pescados, an exhibition of Judith's personal photography, and a silent auction featuring Judith's personal guitar. We have hand-bound a short collection of her poems into a booklet and will have them available by donation.
Complimentary canapes will be served before dinner, and drinks will be served throughout the night. During the main course, stories and speeches will be presented by a few individuals profoundly impacted by Judith Rosenberg.
starting bid: $450
Among the many things Judith Rosenberg left ATCF when she passed was her cherished guitar. The guitar--in so many ways like Judith--is special. While the years may have handed to its fine finish a scratch or two, the deep sonorous sound, the undying spirit of the instrument, remains. It has what the great Spanish poet Federico García Lorca called “duende:”spirit or soul.
Though the guitar lacks signature or label (the builder must have been a modest person), what we judge from its craftsmanship is that it was in all probability made by a German artisan in the 1940s or 50s.* Nevertheless, it also shows Spanish influences. Based on its sound quality and the quality of the craftsmanship, two independent experts reckoned its worth at around $1000.
*An expert the Austin Classical Guitar Society put us in touch with has assured us of this.
"I was 19 when I first met Judith. I didn't know then that my meeting with her would change the trajectory of my life. She inserted new meaning into what solidarity meant. I continue to organize today always with her incredible sense of patience and passion in mind."
--Billy Yates, ATCF Delegate & Union Organizer
All the funds we raise will directly benefit the Judith Rosenberg Fund for the Future, which supports educational initiatives to build the next generation of leaders across borders.