The Julia Morgan Ballroom | San Francisco
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | April 6, 2017
Our movements for social justice are on the rise!
Across California and throughout the country, people are raising their voices and taking to the streets. Every day our movements are growing—for racial and economic justice, for the rights of immigrants and women, for a healthy planet and an inclusive society that cherishes us all.
Join us on April 6, 2017 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco to celebrate our strength and honor inspiring fighters for justice here in the Bay Area.
Join us in recognizing the 46th anniversary of Public Advocates Inc., one of California’s leading civil rights law firms. Each year, dozens of distinguished law firms and corporations support Public Advocates’ mission of challenging the root causes of poverty and discrimination by sponsoring the Voices of Conscience Celebration. Become a sponsor today and help expand opportunity to millions of Californians.
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Each ticket includes admission for one guest to the Voices of Conscience Celebration. Guests will enjoy an evening of inspiring camaraderie, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a hosted martini and wine bar, topped by an inspiring program that honors outstanding individuals for their courage and leadership.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Julia Morgan Ballroom
465 California Street, San Francisco
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
You can take a peak at our online auction, which is up and running and will end on April 10th. Here is a preview of some of the items:
Lateefah Simon is a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights who brings over 20 years of executive experience advancing racial and social justice causes in the Bay Area. In addition to leading the Akonadi Foundation, Ms. Simon was elected to the BART Board of Directors in November of 2016, and serves as a California State University Trustee. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship and was named “California Woman of the Year” by the California State Assembly.
With the battle for social justice raging across the country, it’s gratifying to celebrate those whose work has significantly moved communities forward. Envision-Transform-Build East Palo Alto has long fought gentrification and recently won $20 million for affordable housing in East Palo Alto. What started as a grassroots coalition of neighbors, has become a recognized leader and symbol of how organized communities can meet corporate giants like Facebook on a level playing field. We’re delighted to honor Envision-Transform-Build EPA.
Pictured: Tameeka Bennett: Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action, a member of Envision-Transform-Build EPA
Public Advocates is pleased to honor four distinguished law firms that have made major contributions to our organization’s work on education equity by offering their pro bono services to our legal teams. The award to Pro Bono Champions is being made for the first time this year in recognition of the critical role these law firms play in helping Public Advocates further its mission to challenge the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination. We salute Pro Bono Champions Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Covington & Burling LLP, Mayer Brown and Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.
Lori Andrus and Steve Croft
Hudley-Hayes & Associates
John Affeldt and Karen Hoy
Parisa and Bryan Fatehi-Weeks
Barry and Sandy Goldstein
Angelica Jongco and Daniel Hutchinson
Jamienne S. Studley and Gary J. Smith
ACLU of Northern California
Linda Darling-Hammond and Allen Hammond
Sylvia and Stephen Melikian
Sam Tepperman-Gelfant and Kevin Lingerfelt
The Friends of Public Advocates provide general operating funds that allow us to respond to urgent needs and emerging issues. A big THANK YOU to all those who showed their support in 2016!
As of February 23, 2017