This year we got to host a very special event, Boldly Forward: Celebrating Nan Aron and the Future of AFJ.  

This year’s event will pay tribute to Nan, founder and former President of Alliance for Justice (AFJ). She is stepping down from the organization after 42 years of unparalleled determination and visionary leadership.  

This event is a part of our Boldly Forward campaign, which is designed to honor the incredible achievements of AFJ under Nan while ensuring that AFJ’s critical democracy-building work will move boldly forward into the next decade under our new President, Rakim Brooks.   

Please consider becoming an official sponsor today to celebrate Nan and support the next phase of AFJ and the expansion of its flagship Justice and Bolder Advocacy programs.  

Our Speakers

Stacey Abrams

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Founder & Chair
Fair Fight Action
Opening Remarks

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Michele Goodwin

Professor & Host
UCI Law &
Ms. Magazine
Panelist

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DeRay Mckesson

Activist & Co-Founder
Campaign Zero
Emcee

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Emily Bazelon

Staff Writer
The NYT Magazine
Panel Moderator

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Chris Hayes

Host & Editor
MSNBC &
The Nation
Panelist

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Elie Mystal

Correspondent
The Nation
Panelist

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It’s Not Too Late To Donate

Our annual event may be over but it is never too late to join us in being bold.

Our Host Committee

As of 10/13/2021.

Paulette Meyer &
David Friedman
Serra Falk Goldman Clay HilesNorman Rosenberg
Bernard AronsCharles &
Deborah Both
Ellen Breslow NewhouseCuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP
Rosalind FinkDavid Frederick
& Sophia Lynn
Ellen Freudenheim
& Daniel Wiener
Linda &
Sandy Gallanter
Susman Godfrey LLPSusan Sachs GoldmanSalvatore GrazianoBarbara Green &
Frank Liebermann
Ken Grossinger
& Micheline Klagsbrun
Carol HamiltonMary Kay Henry,
SEIU President
Anne Hess
& Craig Kaplan
Judy & Peter Blum
Kovler Foundation
Peter & Lisa KrausGara LaMarcheRachel Levin
David & Barbara LipmanKaplan Hecker
& Fink LLP
Elliott MilsteinAlice O’Brien,
NEA General Counsel
Patterson Belknap
Webb & Tyler
Robert S. RaymarRichard SalomonLee Saunders,
AFSCME President
Ira SchochetJoseph Sellers
& Laurie Davis
Hon. Felice K. SheaJulie Spain &
Paul Broches
Mary Ann SteinJill TotenbergJeanie UngerleiderJim Weill &
Judy Waxman
Bradley Whitford

Our Event Sponsors & Fund Contributors

As of 10/13/2021.

Paulette Meyer & David FriedmanSerra Falk GoldmanGruber Family FoundationNational Education Association
Bernard & Audre Rapoport FoundationSan Francisco FoundationJamie Wolf
AFSCMEMary Ann SteinBernard AronsJules Bernstein & Linda Lipsett
David Frederick & Sophia LynnEllen Freudenheim & Daniel WienerRobert FriedmanLinda & Sandy Gallanter
Ken Grossinger & Micheline KlagsbrunAnne Hess & Craig KaplanJames & Catherine KoshlandClay Hiles
Judy & Peter Blum Kovler FoundationRapoport Family FoundationRosenberg FoundationService Employees International Union
Annenberg FoundationBarbara Streisand FoundationMargi Booth & Marvin SchechterEarthjustice
David & Barbara LipmanKaplan Hecker & Fink LLPWinsome McIntoshPatterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Jill TotenbergWilliam C. Bullitt FoundationZegar Family Foundation
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLPDeborah Carliner & Robert RemesSarah ChasisCuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP
Edward LabatonSusan Sachs GoldmanBarbara Green & Frank LiebermannPatricia P. Karp
Hannah KranzbergRachel LevinLabaton SucharowLouis & Anne Abrons Foundation
Stephen McConnellStephen & Ruth PollakRockefeller Family FundEstelle Rogers & Harold Kwalwasser
Norman Rosenberg & Tanya GeorgeDavid Sprafkin & Hildy SimmonsTrister, Ross, Schadler, & Gold, PLLCCharles & Jacqueline Warren
James Weill & Judy WaxmanThe Woodbury Fund
Rosemary BarkettMartha Bergmark & Elliott AndalmanCharles & Deborah BothJustice Bobbe J. Bridge, Ret.
Wendy Chavkin & Nick FreudenbergMaddy deLoneDaniel & Toby EdelmanDebbie Goldman
Frances GoldmanJanice GoodmanCarol HamiltonHarmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP
Katz Marshall & Banks, LLPPeter R. KolkerElliott MilsteinNational Women’s Law Center
National Legal Aid & Defender AssociationPlanned Parenthood Federation of AmericaElaine ReubenJune Rogul
Richard SalomonNancy SchlossbergHerman & Mary SchwartzClaire Silberman
Adele SimmonsAndrew Tobias
Naomi AberlyNancy Abramowitz & Mark EllenbergMark AronAndrea Ball
Carol BargerMarshall & Michelle BeilJudy BondermanThe Bracken Girls
Peter BrestMarissa BrownAnnie BurnsEllen Chesler
Jan ConstantineBetty CottonDebra & Robert EkmanEqual Justice Society
Food & Research
Action Council
Henry & Helen FreedmanEleanor Friedman & Jonathen CohenTerrie Gale & Robert Adler
Barry GoldsteinLaura Handman &
Harold Ickes
Lisa HayesJohn Hunting
David Doniger & Lisa JorgensonTimothy JostBarrett Katz, Center for Ophthalmology Research and EducationKazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, a Professional Law Corporation
Albert KramerDoug Lakey & Patrick BevillTim & Nina LannanLansner & Kubitschek
John LasterJohn LinderSusan M. Liss & Fred N. ReinerDavid & Jackie Marlin
Mary E. McClymontVincent McGeeWannett & Ralph MillerNARAL Pro-Choice America
Native American Rights FundNational Council
of Jewish Women
National Partnership for Women & FamiliesChris Owens & Sandy Newman
Ellen PartridgeChristy PennoyerMarcia PetersNancy Polikoff
Ira PolonLutz PragerRobert S. RaymarNancy & Bill Register
Judith ResnikLeonard Rubenstein & Margaret LorberJudge Shira Scheindlin & Stanley FriedmanEllen Schneider
Marc SeltzerPeter M. ShaneHon. Felice K. SheaDavid and Claire Silberman
Nancy E. StanleyThomas SusmanArthur WatsonJoan S. Wessel
Mary Ann Wilner, PhDWilliam Yeomans