City of Justice Awards

The premier progressive event in California, the City of Justice Awards attracts elected officials, entertainment executives, labor leaders, philanthropists, business owners, and activists, and honors outstanding leaders who improve the lives of working families. Past honorees and speakers at LAANE events include labor leaders Randi Weingarten, Kenneth Rigmaiden, James P. Hoffa, Ron Miller, and Ben Jealous; business leaders AEG, Westfield, and Cliff Goldstein; Vice President Kamala Harris, Modern FamilyNCIS, and many more.

PAST HONOREES

BILLIE JEAN KING
Champion of Equality

STELLA T. MALOYAN
Principal, Stellar Strategies Group

NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION (NWSLPA)

THE LEGACY OF GARY STEWART
from The Gary Stewart Appreciation Society

SHERYL LEE RALPH
Award-winning Actress, Activist, and Philanthropist

VINCENT HUGHES 
State Senator, Pennsylvania’s 7th Senatorial District and Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee

WITH 2023 CITY OF JUSTICE AWARDS EMCEE

ADAM CONOVER

WGA West Board Member and Creator/Host, The G Word & Adam Ruins Everything

CITY OF JUSTICE CO-CHAIRS

Honorary Co-Chairs 

María Elena Durazo
California State Senator, 26th District

Stuart Davidson
Senior Partner, Willig, Williams & Davidson

Peter Palandjian
Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

Co-Chairs

Nancy L. Cohen
President, Gender Equity Policy Institute

Nancy Cotton
Senior Executive Scripted Programming, MGM+

Julie Gutman Dickinson
Union Labor Lawyer/Partner, Bush Gottlieb

Chris Hannan
President, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

Paula Litt
Donor Activist

Julia Meltzer 
Founder and Senior Advisor, Clockshop

Chantal Nong
Executive Vice President, DC Studios at Warner Bros. Discovery

Kurt Petersen
Co-President, UNITE HERE Local 11

Elizabeth H. Shuler
President, AFL-CIO

April Verrett
SEIU International Secretary Treasurer

Kent Wong 
Director, UCLA Labor Center