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Support Our Gala

Saturday, November 12, 2022
The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

CHAIRED BY

Priya Aiyar, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, American Airlines

HOSTED BY

NWLC Board of Directors

Tonya Robinson (CHAIR), Vice Chair & General Counsel, Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance, KPMG LLP

Heather Conroy, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union

Stacey Friedman, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co

Anita F. Hill, Senior Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Policy, Law and Women’s Studies, Brandeis University

Garry Jenkins, Dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

David Lopez, Professor of Law and Professor Alfred Slocum Scholar, Rutgers Law School

Kimberly Parker, Partner, WilmerHale

Maya Rupert

Jane Sherburne, Principal, Sherburne PLLC

Kristin Sverchek, President of Business Affairs, Lyft

Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center

 

Elizabeth H. Shuler (SECRETARY-TREASURER), President, AFL-CIO

Daralyn Durie, Founding Partner, Durie Tangri LLP

Meena Harris, Founder & CEO, Phenomenal

Margaret Huang, President and CEO, Southern Poverty Law Center

Deborah Slaner Larkin, Former CEO, Women’s Sports Foundation, Title IX Advocate

Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Mónica Ramírez, Founder & President, Justice for Migrant Women

Shirley Sagawa

Clara J. Shin, Partner, Covington

Kelly Mahon Tullier, Vice Chair, Chief People and Administrative Officer, Visa

 

 

On November 12, 2022, friends and supporters of the National Women’s Law Center came together at the the REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to support our mission, celebrate our victories in the fight for gender justice, and leverage our collective power to achieve the future we deserve, the future we’re fighting for.

Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, we raised funds to support the Law Center’s work to advance gender justice in the courts, in the states, in the press, in our movement, and in Congress and our federal government. To view a list of our lead sponsors, please click here. To view the digital program, please click here.

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Program Speakers

Priya Aiyar, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, American Airlines
Xavier Becerra, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services
Douglas Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States
Isabella Gomez, Actress and Activist
Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
Meena Harris, Founder & CEO, Phenomenal
Dolores Huerta,
 President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Mónica Ramírez, Founder & President, Justice for Migrant Women
Megan Rapinoe, Two-Time World Cup Champion and Member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
Tonya Robinson, Vice Chair & General Counsel, Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance, KPMG LLP
Jane Sherburne, Principal, Sherburne PLLC
Elizabeth H. Shuler, President, AFL-CIO

Watch the 2022 Gala program below!

About the Event

2021 VIRTUAL GALA HIGHLIGHTS

On October 28, 2021, friends and supporters of the National Women’s Law Center came together to support our mission, celebrate our victories in the fight for gender justice, and leverage our collective power to achieve the future we deserve, the future we’re fighting for.

Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, we raised funds to support the Law Center’s work to advance gender justice in the courts, in the states, in the press, in our movement, and in Congress and our federal government. To view a list of our lead sponsors, please click here. To view the digital program, please click here.

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Throughout the event, we heard from advocates and influencers who highlighted the courage and perseverance of all those working behind the headlines to achieve gender justice. Padma Lakshmi, television host/producer and New York Times best-selling author, joined us to talk about how the pandemic is affecting hospitality workers. Amber Stevens West, actor and mother of two, was in conversation with a child care provider on what’s next to rebuild that sector. June Diane Raphael, actor and author, was joined by an abortion rights activist to discuss what’s on the line and why abortion, actually, is central to our equality and freedom. Qian Julie Wang, New York Times best-selling author and civil rights litigator, interviewed a student about investments we’re making in young people today. And, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Charles Schumer provided remarks about how the Build Back Better agenda is urgently needed to transform the lives of women and families, as well as their visions for a more gender just future. The program also featured two musical performances by MILCK.

Watch the 2021 Virtual Gala program below!

2020 VIRTUAL GALA HIGHLIGHTS

On November 12, 2020, friends and supporters of the National Women’s Law Center came together to support our mission, celebrate our victories in the fight for gender justice, and leverage our collective power to achieve the future we deserve, the future we’re fighting for.

Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, we raised over $1.2 million to fund the Law Center’s work to advance gender justice in the courts, in the states, in the press, in our movement, and in Congress and our federal government. To view a list of our lead sponsors, please click here. Download the program book here.

 

 

Throughout the event, we heard from leaders in the gender justice movement like Senators Cory Booker and Mazie Hirono, whose words paid tribute to two social justice icons we lost in 2020, Congressman John Lewis and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and called our movement to uphold their legacies. We also heard from youth advocates like Q Garcia, a Brick by Brick fellow, and Angela Calderón, a co-author of We Are Not Invisible, whose passion to shine a light on the stories of LGBTQ+ and Latina students embodies the Law Center’s mission to fight for Justice for Her and Justice for All. We were uplifted by the words of actors & activists Tiya Sircar, Hilarie Burton, Melissa Barrera, Amber Stevens West, and Logan Browning and professional soccer player Allie Long, who reminded us that this fight belongs to all of us. And we danced along as the powerful music of the Resistance Revival Chorus brought our community together in song when we could not be together in person.

Watch the 2020 Virtual Gala program below!