Legal Aid at Work holds one signature fundraising event each year to provide essential support for our services. Join us for our 102nd anniversary celebration! We anticipate an audience of about 800 people, including attorneys from a wide spectrum of Bay Area and national firms, judges, public interest leaders and officials, and social justice activists.
Keynote Speaker: Erwin Chemerinsky
Our keynote speaker will be Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California, Berkeley, law school. The author of ten books, Dean Chemerinsky is one of the most prolific and thoughtful constitutional scholars of our time. In 2017, National Jurist magazine again named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States.
Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award: Saru Jayaraman
We will present the award to Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and President of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), which advocates for the 14 million people who work in America’s restaurant industry, and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been named as a “Champion of Change” by President Obama, and authored the national bestseller Behind the Kitchen Door.
The award will be presented by Tanya Holland, chef, cookbook author, and owner of the Oakland restaurant Brown Sugar Kitchen. Ms. Holland is a guest on NBC’s Today Show and CBS’s The Talk. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Savoy, Travel +Leisure, Sunset, Food and Wine, and Essence magazines.
When and where
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner and program
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Sponsor or pledge by May 15 to be included in our invitation!
Sponsorships range from $500 to $100,000. Single tickets will become available in late May.
For more information, please contact Steve Heimerle at email@example.com or 415-593-0138.