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Thank you to everyone who joined us for an evening to remember! The Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) annual Gala, now in its 16th year, is an opportunity for the San Francisco legal community to gather and celebrate the collective impact of more than 1,500 volunteer and staff attorneys who provide legal services, advocacy, and support that more than 9,000 people in San Francisco rely on each year.

This year’s JDC Gala continued the tradition of celebrating JDC’s impact and sharing inspiration through client and student stories. For the first time, this annual celebration took place virtually, on September 16.

Watch the program below, or scroll down to see videos of our inspiring program spotlight speakers, virtual experiences, and roundtable discussions.

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Program Spotlight Speakers

Wendy Hernandez

 

Wendy Hernandez, a 2018 recipient of JDC's Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship, earned her law degree from UC Hastings, mid-pandemic in May 2020. A first-generation student, Hernandez earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. She is currently studying for the California bar exam. Wendy will share her story at the Gala.

 

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Timothy James

 

Timothy James is a former teacher who sought justice and a safe learning environment at his school. With persistence and help from JDC's Federal Pro Bono Project, his case brought about significant changes in the special education department to support students and teachers. Hear from Timothy at the Gala.

 

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Talent and Entertainment

Chef Mitchell Rosenthal

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Mitchell Rosenthal

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Rebecca Pinnell

Mixology with
Rebecca Pinnell

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Art in Action experience with Bay Area Aerosol Art Legend Crayone

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Performance by Attractive Nuisance, with musicians from Baker Botts, Greenberg Traurig, K&L Gates, and Perkins Coie

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DJ D Sharp

Live DJ session with
D Sharp

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Live Virtual Roundtable discussions

Sports through the Lens of Covid-19 and Social Justice

 

Roundtable panelists include:

  • David Kelly, Golden State Warriors
  • Jack Bair, San Francisco Giants
  • Hannah Gordon, San Francisco 49ers

Moderated by Matt Valdez, San Francisco Giants

 

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Corporations and Social Responsibility

 

Roundtable panelists include:

  • Albert Sanders, Google
  • Ann Staggs, Airbnb
  • Adam Kaplan, Intel
  • Marie Ma, Gap, Inc.

Moderated by Kelly Matayoshi, Farella Braun + Martel

 

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Stepping Up for Justice and Being a Good Ally

 

Roundtable panelists include:

  • Kelly Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
  • Judge Laurel Beeler, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Monica Oca Howell, Justice & Diversity Center
  • Eric Tate, Morrison & Foerster

Moderated by Catherine Ongiri, Judicial Council

 

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