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Back by popular demand! We will be re-posting the event for your viewing pleasure in the very near future. Stay tuned for more information.

 

VIRTUAL EVENT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER  8, 2020
6:00 PM


Steve Lopez, Author and Award-winning Journalist, LA Times, in conversation with Crystal D. Crawford, Western Center Executive Director.

 

HONORING

BRENDA SHOCKLEY
Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Earl Johnson Equal Justice Award


AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
Max Gillam Pro Bono Award


HOPE NAKAMURA
The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Mary Burdick Advocates Award


FAIR SHAKE HONOREES

DELILAH L. CLAY
Manatt Phelps


ANTHONY ROBLES
Youth Justice Coalition

 

Garden Party is our signature event that highlights Western Center’s ongoing efforts to end poverty in California as we fulfill our mission to fight in courts, cities, counties, and in the Capitol to secure housing, health care and a strong safety net for low-income Californians–all through the lens of racial equity. Western Center honors 3-5 people and institutions who have made an extraordinary contribution, either through their partnership with Western Center or through their lifelong commitment to social justice. Held annually, the event is attended by approximately 300 attorneys, philanthropists, business people, legal services providers, community based partners, and many more.

Please stay tuned for more event details coming soon.
For sponsorship information please contact Suzie Convery at 213-235-2639 sconvery@wclp.org


GARDEN PARTY SPONSORS

CHAMPION
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

TORCHBEARER
Bird Marella P.C.
City National Bank
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

DEFENDER
Gibson Dunn
Hueston Hennigan LLP
Sheppard Mullin
Lois & Jim Thompson
Fred Von Lohmann
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

GUARDIAN
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The California Wellness Foundation
Sue Himmelrich & Michael Soloff
Hogan Lovells
Jenner & Block LLP
Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Jessica Lunney
McKool Smith
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Walt Disney Company
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

BENEFACTOR
Covington & Burling LLP
Jeff & Susan Davidson
Diana Feinstein
First 5 LA
Paul J. Hall and DLA Piper LLP (US)
Allen Lanstra
Jeremy Matz
Harvey Rochman
Stephen Sorensen
Larry Title
Jeremy Williams

ACTIVIST
Alex Beroukhim
Grace Carter
Maggie Carter
Corinna Cherian
Richard & Karla Chernick
Kirk Dillman
Lori Echavarria
Dave & Barbara Elson
Jonathan Gottlieb
Joshua G. Hamilton
Justice Earl Johnson Jr. (ret) & Barbara Johnson
King & Spalding LLP
Susan Leader
Tom Loran
Sylvia Rivera
Mike Shipley
Andrew J. Thomas
Stephanie Yonekura

SUPPORTER
Steve & Liz Atlee
John & Louise Brinsley
Syna N. Dennis & Michael Manuel
Christine Goodman
Grobstein Teeple LLP
Joan Holman and Family
Shira Liu
Howard Matz
Hope Nakamura
Rey M. Rodriguez
Tom Safran
Shirley Sanematsu
Elizabeth Steyer
Lois Takahashi
Suzanne Wilson

 

GARDEN PARTY 2019 GALLERY
Photos by Aurelia D’Amore Photography

Western Center on Law & Poverty Garden Party 2019