Justice in Action 2017 Awards Luncheon
Each year "Justice in Action" brings together legal professionals, law students, and others to raise funds for and awareness about Mazzoni Center’s Legal Services program, which is the only program offering free legal services tailored to address the needs of low-income LGBTQ Pennsylvanians. Our program provides assists individuals to empower them by providing information, advice, and representation that enables them to understand their rights, use the law to protect themselves and their families, and respond to discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
This year we are thrilled to be honoring the achievements of Mara Keisling, Founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and of David Acosta, Founding Executive Director of GALAEI. Through their years of activism and their respective significant professional achievements, they each have made remarkable contributions to advancing equality and social justice, and improving the lives of LGBTQ people, as well as people living with HIV/AIDS.
Now more than ever
In the face of an uncertain political climate, committed and experienced advocates are needed more than ever to advance, and defend, the rights of LGBTQ people in Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, and across the United States. Please join us in honoring and celebrating Mara and David, and in supporting the critically important work Mazzoni Center Legal Services continues to do on behalf of our community.
Continuing Legal Education
Prior to the luncheon, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., we will offer a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) program entitled:Protected or Not? When, Where and How do Sex Discrimination Laws Protect LGBTQ People?
The program will be moderated by Katie Eyer of the Rutgers Law Faculty, Omar Gonzalez Pagan, Esq., Staff Attorney in the New York Office of Lambda Legal, and Brian McGinnis, Esq., an Associate Attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP.
It has been approved for 2 hours of CLE credits by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.