Daphne Silverman has engaged in community service throughout her life. She served as Chair of the Legal Panel of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter of the ACLU. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Rotary Club and Chaired the Distinguished Citizen Award committee of the Houston Rotary Club. She also served on the Fresh Start Committee of the Houston Rotary Club, assisting prison inmates with the pre-release process providing guidance and inspiration for their integration back into the community. And she spear-headed the establishment of a Rotaract Club, a club for college aged persons to serve beside Rotary and with the support of Rotary on their own projects.
Most recently, Mrs. Silverman joined the National Lawyers Guild and organized a Houston Chapter of the Guild. Recently she was honored for her commitment to the organization and named vice president of the organization. Mrs. Silverman has been designated point person for the Chapter. Guild members are supporting the Occupy movement by advising protesters of their rights under city ordinances and Constitutional law, representing individuals who have been arrested exercising their right to peaceful assembly and free speech, and preparing civil litigation to ensure the protest can proceed. The Occupy movement is widely seen as the most powerful peaceful movement for reform that this country has ever seen. Mrs. Silverman is honored to be of service to the brave individuals involved with this movement.