EJS Gala to Honor Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., and Favianna Rodriguez

EJS will honor Professor Charle Ogletree, Jr.* and artist-activist Favianna Rodriguez at our 2016 annual gala on September 15, 2016 at the Fairmont San Francisco.

* Professor Ogletree is receiving another award the same evening in New York City and sends his appreciation and regrets that he is unable to be with us. We will be inviting our guests to record congratulatory messages at our gala and EJS will share those with Professor Ogletree.

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2015 Brotherhood/Sister Sol's Voices Benefit

Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School. Professor Ogletree is a co-founder of the Equal Justice Society and served as EJS’s first board chair. He chaired our board of directors until December 2007 when he was succeeded by Anthony Solana, Jr. Professor Ogletree played a critical role in laying a solid foundation for EJS, espefcial. “There would be no EJS if not for Tree’s seal of approval in 2000,” said EJS President Eva Paterson. “We honor both his invaluable contributions to EJS and to the law as one of our country’s legal legends.”

Professor Ogletree is receiving another award the same evening in New York City and sends his appreciation and regrets that he is unable to be with us. We will be inviting our guests to record congratulatory messages at our gala and EJS will share those with Professor Ogletree. Click here if you’re interested in helping us with this!

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Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer. Her art and collaborative projects deal with migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and interdependence. Favianna also directs CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights, and is co-founder of Presente.org, a national online organizing network dedicated to the political empowerment of Latino communities. “Favianna’s talent and activism is a perfect example of how the arts can help push our movements forward,” said Eva.

Please join EJS in celebrating these wonderful honorees!

Equal Justice Society ‘Sweet 16’ Gala
Celebrating Our 16th Anniversary
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
The Fairmont San Francisco

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* Professor Ogletree is receiving another award the same evening in New York City and sends his appreciation and regrets that he is unable to be with us. We will be inviting our guests to record congratulatory messages at our gala and EJS will share those with Professor Ogletree.

For additional sponsorship information:
Anna Basallaje, Director of Development
abasallaje@equaljusticesociety.org or 415-288-8700

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