Sponsored by the John and Florence Newman Foundation.
Rosie Castro is a woman with many talents and strong ideals. She's a well-known, local civil rights activist and was a founding member of La Raza Unida. She has previously worked with the Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC), and was involved with the Committee for Barrio Betterment. A published poetry author, Castro works tirelessly on behalf of those living on San Antonio's West Side, supporting political representation, voter registration, and better education and living opportunities She has raised not one, but two politically active sons: Julian Castro, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and twin brother Joaquin Castro, who currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives.