On October 21, 2013, Juvenile Law Center held a special Fall Celebration in Washington, DC.
Marian Wright Edelman and Peter Edelman
Date: Monday, October 21, 2013
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Private residence, Washington, DC
Marian Wright Edelman founded Children's Defense Fund in 1973. She has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. She began her career in the mid-60s when, as the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, she directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. Under her leadership, CDF has advanced the well-being of foster youth and sought to dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline that has ruined the life chances of so many American children.
Peter Edelman has served on Juvenile Law Center's Board since 1997. He is a nationally renowned professor of law at Georgetown with a special focus on poverty law, juvenile justice, and constitutional law. He was a legislative assistant to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, advancing the Senator's important work on child poverty. He took over New York State's Division for Youth in 1975, and was a leader of progressive juvenile justice reform. His most recent book, So Rich So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America, was published in 2012. He will be rotating off Juvenile Law Center's Board at the end of this year.
Leader - $2,500
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Ann Rosewater and Robert Kronley
Miriam Sapiro and Stephen Labaton
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Advocate - $1,500
Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Camille Paglia, M.D., J.D., and Vernon Francis
Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig
Elizabeth and Robert Scott