The premier progressive event in California, the City of Justice Awards Dinner attracts over 1,000 attendees each year, including elected officials, labor leaders, philanthropists, entertainment executives, business owners and activists, and honors outstanding leaders who help to improve the lives of working people.
Proceeds from the City of Justice Awards Dinner benefit LAANE, ensuring LAANE can continue our work of taking on the two toughest challenges of our time — economic inequality and climate change — and win.
THE 2019 HONOREES
Stuart began his legal career by successfully defending the pension rights of state employees in a case that was ultimately decided by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. On the heels of that success, he has been involved in representing a wide range of union workers, including musicians, longshoremen, university faculty, firefighters, film and television casting directors, teamsters, police officers, food and commercial workers and NFL players.
Consistent with his efforts on behalf of workers, Stuart is committed to community and public service. He is working to reform the criminal justice system with Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. He helped to develop and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Workshop School in West Philadelphia, a standalone, four-year project-based learning institution helping young people unleash their creative and intellectual potential to solve the world’s toughest problems. Stuart was instrumental in the genesis of and now serves on the Advisory Board of Our Generation Speaks (OGS), a fellowship program and incubator where emerging Israeli and Palestinian social entrepreneurs create high-impact ventures and in so doing, build a shared economic future. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), the largest social justice advocacy group on the West Coast.
Johns Hopkins University elected him to its Board of Trustees in 1979. As a trustee, he helped to establish the University’s School of Hygiene and Public Health for the Advisory Council for Occupational and Environmental Health, on which he served for nearly a decade. Stuart is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has served as a commissioner on the Delaware River Port Authority. He has also served as Chair of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan’s Professionals Committee; Chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners, and Chair of the American Friends of Yitzhak Rabin Center.
Throughout his career, Stuart has worked to protect the safety, security and dignity of the people he represents, and he continues to champion workers.
In 1993, Ann and AFSCME Local 1637, in partnership with the city, created an Internship and Apprenticeship Program that gives inner city high school students the opportunity to work with veteran city employees and creates a pathway for them to permanent unionized positions in the city’s Office of Fleet Management. The program celebrated its 26th anniversary this year with a new group of interns and apprentices.
Ann retired to become the Manager of the EVX Team as it began its multi-year journey in the Progressive Automotive XPrize, a competition to build cars that achieved 100 MPG. The EVX Team was the only high school in the world to qualify, and it was the only team of color to participate. The Team out-performed over 90 industry and college entries, making it to the semi-finals of the contest. The team’s astonishing performance resulted in the Team’s invitation to the Obama White House. TWICE!
Ann continues as Team manager and volunteers at the Workshop School, a public project-based high school in West Philadelphia that serves as the home for the EVX Team.
Ann also serves on the Board of Directors of HIAS PA, one of the largest refugee resettlement agencies in Philadelphia. In addition, she is on the Board of Leah’s Dream, a small non-profit that provides mentorship and scholarships to young women in Northern Ghana.
Earlier this year, Ann was an “Inductree” to the city’s Forest of Fame. The honor from Tree Philly recognized her commitment to planting trees and volunteering at tree give-aways. Tree Philly programs are one the city’s efforts to address climate change by increasing the urban tree canopy. Ann believes that it is her personal responsibility, to Plant One Million, as the regional effort is called.
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
From LAX/South: Take Century Boulevard to 405 North. Take 405 North to Santa Monica Blvd. East exit. Go east on Santa Monica Blvd. approximately 2 miles. Hotel will be on the left side (just before Wilshire Blvd).
From North: Take 405 South to Santa Monica Blvd. East exit. Go east on Santa Monica Blvd. approximately 2 miles. Hotel will be on the left side (just before Wilshire Blvd).
From East: Take 10 West. Take Exit 6 for Robertson Blvd. Turn right onto S. Robertson Blvd. Turn left on Wilshire Blvd. Turn left onto N. Santa Monica Blvd. Hotel will be on the right side.
From West: Take 10 East to 405 North. Take Santa Monica Blvd. East exit. Go east on Santa Monica Blvd. approximately 2 miles. Hotel will be on the left side (just before Wilshire Blvd).
Valet: $18, Self-Parking: $15, No validations
Please allow 20 minutes for parking and registration.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 — Reception: 6 PM, Program and Dinner: 7:30 PM
Where is the Dinner?
The Beverly Hilton Hotel International Terrace and Ballroom
What is the dress code?
Business formal or cocktail attire
How do I get my ticket/table number?
The registration table will be located in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, just inside the front doors by the valet circle. Please check in under your last name at the registration table to receive your ticket/table number. Please allow 20 minutes for valet and check-in.
What if I need to send someone in my place?
Please have the substitute guest check in under the original ticket holder’s name.
What if I need to purchase another ticket?
Please do so before the RSVP deadline on November 15 by visiting our payment page.
How do I order a vegan/vegetarian meal?
Just let your waiter know that you would like a vegan/vegetarian meal.
What time does the Dinner program conclude?
The program will wrap up by 9:30 pm.