20th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Awards Dinner
Benefits Americans for Immigrant Justice
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6 p.m.
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
AFegley@AIJustice.org (Ariela Moscowitz Fegley)
Americans for Immigrant Justice’s Annual Awards Dinner – Upholding the American Dream – is the organization’s signature event, for both increasing community awareness and for fundraising. Consistently attended by 500 of South Florida’s civic, legal, economic, social and educational leaders, the dinner highlights AI Justice’s work and its clients. The event also recognizes individuals whose humanitarian efforts have had a direct and positive impact in our community. Janet R. McAliley will receive the Holly Skolnick Human Rights Award and the America’s Immigrant Spirit Award will be presented to Dr. Zakia Subhani. Prior honorees include Edwidge Danticat, Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Jonathan Demme and Manuel Medina. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario will deliver remarks. The noteworthy list of former speakers at the dinner includes: Anne Hathaway, Academy Award Winning Actress; the Honorable Rosemary Barkett, Judge, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal; the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development; and former CNN Special Correspondent, Soledad O’Brien.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration Host Committee includes Honorary Chairs Sharon Kegerreis and Mitchell Berger; Chairs Diana and Khalid Mirza; and committee members Paulina Holguin Askins, Serena Berra, Cristina Dominguez, Carl Goldfarb, Claudia Goldsmith, Kimberly Green, Ph.D., Raquel Matas, Jane & Norman Moscowitz, Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Johanna Rousseaux, William Sancho, Jose Sepulveda and Rev. Priscilla Felisky Whitehead.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a seated dinner and a dessert lounge with live entertainment. The Annual Awards Dinner is an opportunity to commit to the vital work being done on behalf of all of us who value justice and believe in defending the rights of those who can least defend themselves. The proceeds raised from this event make it possible for AI Justice to continue Upholding the American Dream.
Sponsorship opportunities, tables and individual tickets are available. For further information, visit http://www.aijustice.org/20th_anniversary_celebration or contact Ariela Moscowitz Fegley, Director of Communications, at 786-454-8553 or by email at AFegley@AIJustice.org.
About Americans for Immigrant Justice
Americans for Immigrant Justice is an award-winning non-profit law and advocacy firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, it champions the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocates for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serves as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; and speaks for immigrant groups who have compelling claims to justice.
AI Justice has served over 90,000 immigrants from all over the world since its founding. In 2014, AI Justice served over 2,700 unaccompanied immigrant children; 300 survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking and their children; nearly 300 people in immigration custody; and approximately 600 low-income immigrants seeking assistance with work permits, legal permanent residence, asylum, or citizenship. AI Justice is also leading a campaign through legislation, litigation, and advocacy to ensure humane treatment of people detained by Customs and Border Protection.
To learn more, visit www.AIJustice.org