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Radical Generosity Dinner

The New York Women’s Foundation is thrilled to celebrate its Radical Generosity Dinner on Monday, October 7th at The Essex House on Central Park South. We will be honoring DeAnna Hoskins, President & CEO of grantee partner JustLeadershipUSA and a nationally recognized leader in the movement for justice, and widely acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers will also moderate a conversation with DeAnna and Bryan, two of our country’s leading champions of social justice.

The Radical Generosity Dinner honors transformative leaders who work to advance social justice—hearing about their work makes for an inspiring and uplifting experience. We ask you to join us in raising $600,000 in much-needed funds to address the most pressing challenges facing women and families in New York City.

The Dinner’s success will allow us to invest an unprecedented $11 million to more than 150 grantee partners who work to advance the economic advancement, health and safety of women and families across the five boroughs.

Please contact our Benefit Office at 212-245-6570 or email NYWF@eventassociatesinc.com with any questions you may have.

 

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October 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Essex House
160 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019

Radical Generosity Award Honoree

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    DeAnna Hoskins

    DeAnna Hoskins is President of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA). Prior to joining JLUSA as its President and CEO, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, managing the Second Chance Act portfolio and serving as Deputy Director of the Federal Inter-Agency Reentry Council. Ms. Hoskins is a nationally recognized leader and a formerly incarcerated person with experience as an advocate and policy expert at the local, state, and federal level. She has always worked alongside advocates who have been impacted by incarceration, and knows that setting bold goals and investing in the leadership of directly impacted people is a necessary component of impactful, values-driven reform.

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    DeAnna Hoskins

    President, JustLeadershipUSA

    DeAnna R. Hoskins is President & CEO of JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA). DeAnna is a nationally recognized leader and a formerly incarcerated person with experience as an advocate and policy expert at the local, state, and federal level. Prior to joining JLUSA as its President and CEO, DeAnna served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, managing the Second Chance Act portfolio and serving as Deputy Director of the Federal Inter-Agency Reentry Council. Before that, she served as a county Director of Reentry in her home state of Ohio. DeAnna has always worked alongside advocates who have been impacted by incarceration, and knows that setting bold goals and investing in the leadership of directly impacted people is a necessary component of impactful, values-driven reform.

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    Bryan Stevenson

    Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.  Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned.   Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults.  Mr. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court and recently won an historic ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional.  Mr. Stevenson and his staff have won reversals, relief or release for over 125 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row.  Mr. Stevenson has initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts that challenge the legacy of racial inequality in America, including major projects to educate communities about slavery, lynching and racial segregation.  Mr. Stevenson is also a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.

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    Bryan Stevenson

    Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.

    Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.  Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned.   Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults.  Mr. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court and recently won an historic ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional.  Mr. Stevenson and his staff have won reversals, relief or release for over 125 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row.  Mr. Stevenson has initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts that challenge the legacy of racial inequality in America, including major projects to educate communities about slavery, lynching and racial segregation.  Mr. Stevenson is also a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.

    Mr. Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards including the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize, the National Medal of Liberty from the American Civil Liberties Union after he was nominated by United States Supreme Court Justice John Stevens, the Public Interest Lawyer of the Year by the National Association of Public Interest Lawyers, and the Olaf Palme Prize in Stockholm, Sweden for international human rights.  The American Bar Association has honored Mr. Stevenson with its John Minor Public Service and Professionalism Award.  In 2002, he received the Alabama State Bar Commissioners Award.  In 2003, the SALT Human Rights Award was presented to Mr. Stevenson by the Society of American Law Teachers.  In 2004, he received the Award for Courageous Advocacyfrom the American College of Trial Lawyers and also the Lawyer for the People Award from the National Lawyers Guild.  In 2006 New York University presented Mr. Stevenson with its Distinguished Teaching Award.  Mr. Stevenson won the Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize and has been awarded the NAACP William Robert Ming Advocacy Award, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award and the Roosevelt Institute Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom from Fear Award.   In 2012, Mr. Stevenson received the American Psychiatric Association Human Rights Award, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award, and the Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award in Social Progress. Mr. Stevenson was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2014 and most recently won the Lannan Foundation Prize for Human and Civil Rights.

    Mr. Stevenson has received 29 honorary doctoral degrees including degrees from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Oxford University. He is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Books of Nonfiction for 2014 and has been awarded several honors including the Carnegie Medal by the American Library Association for the best nonfiction book of 2014 and a 2015 NAACP Image Award.