EJS Gala on September 9 Commemorates the 50th Anniversaries of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

In this third and final gala marking the 50th anniversaries of civil rights milestones, EJS will commemorate the 50th anniversaries of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Our gala will be held at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 9, 2015, at 6:00 P.M.

Tickets are $375 per person and can be purchased online. Or download our paper invitation and use the reply card to mail in your purchase. We are making a limited number of nonprofit rate tickets available at $150 per person. Submit this online form if you’re interested in purchasing tickets at the nonprofit rate.

Our gala will again feature performances by our Civil Rights at 50 Artistic Partners Marcus Shelby, Steven Anthony Jones, and Joanna Haigood.

Special thanks to our early sponsors, including (as of 7/30/15):
Toni Rembe and Arthur Rock
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Charles and Cheryl Ward
Minami Tamaki LLP
Kelly McCreary
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Keker & Van Nest LLP
YMCA of San Francisco
Sheppard Mullin
Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe LLP
Gary Greenfield & Reesa Tansey
Dr. Sandy and Barry Goldstein
Diana and George McDaniel
Mona Tawatao & Family
Alliance for Justice
Free Speech For People
Michael Harris
Remcho, Johnson & Purcell
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Outten & Golden
Dorothy Ehrlich

We will also celebrate the achievements and contributions of a number of honorees. We’re proud to share two of the honorees with you:

Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology;
Co-Director, Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ)
Stanford University
2014 MacArthur Fellow

Joaquin G. Avila

Nationally recognized expert on Latino voting rights;
Former director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative at Seattle University School of Law;
Led efforts to enact the California State Voting Rights Act of 2001
1996 MacArthur fellow

Thank you for your support!

Eva Paterson
EJS President

Civil Rights at 50 Campaign Co-Chairs: Eva Paterson, Quinn Delaney, Dolores Huerta, Thomas A. Saenz, Dale Minami

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs: Toni Rembe and Arthur Rock

Gala Committee: Sharon Bell, Chuck Collins, Karen Francois, Michael Harris, Linda Li, Kelly McCreary, Priscilla Ocen, Dan Roth, Cheryl Ward, Charles Ward


Invitation PDF (use this to order tickets via postal mail) = http://bit.ly/ejs2015tixPDF
Purchase tickets ($375) online = http://bit.ly/ejs2015tix
Request nonprofit rate tickets ($150) = http://bit.ly/ejs2015nonprofit
Sponsorship PDF = http://bit.ly/ejs2015sponsorPDF
Purchase sponsorships online = http://bit.ly/ejs2015sponsor