2021 Annual Celebration • The Promise of Equity and Justice

The Public Interest Law Center - 2021 Annual Celebration - The Promise of Equity and Justice

We are so excited to see you at our 2021 annual celebration! Join us at Vie on Broad Street as we celebrate all those who are helping to realize the promise of equality and justice in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

Save the Date

  • 6–9pm
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Vie • 600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA
  • Options for virtual attendance will be available
  • Cocktail Reception—Auction—Program—Thaddeus Stevens Awards—Festivities

Purchase Tickets Here

Event Host Committee

  • Don Perelman, Co-chair
  • Shauna Itri, Co-chair
  • Julia Conover
  • Christina Diaz
  • Zakia Elliott
  • Mark Kasten
  • Liz Lambert
  • Wesley Payne
  • David Smith
  • Joey Sweeney

COVID-19 Safety Information

To ensure the safety of all guests we will follow all City of Philadelphia, state, or CDC guidelines for indoor gatherings, and are closely monitoring conditions in Philadelphia. Guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order attend our event. We ask that guests bring their COVID-19 vaccination card or show a photo of their vaccination card upon arrival to the event. Guests will be required to wear masks at all times when not eating or drinking. Hand sanitizing stations will be available through the event.

If you are unable to attend the event, you don’t have to miss out! The event program will be streamed live on the Law Center’s Facebook page. Anyone can bid on silent auction items via online at any time through 8:45 p.m. on October 21.

Venue Information

Vie by Cescaphe is a 600-person capacity venue, including a large outdoor space with covering for inclement weather. We expect there to be about 250 people in attendance. The indoor space includes a wall of doors facing the outdoor space, and those doors will be kept open at all times during the event for enhanced ventilation. Seating for the event will be in socially distanced pods for the duration of the formal program. Food and drink will only be served in the outdoor courtyard so we ask guests to eat and drink only in the outdoor space.


Interested in becoming a Sponsor of our 2021 Annual Celebration? Download a Sponsorship Packet from the link below for more information.

The deadline to become a Sponsor is October 5!

Download Sponsorship Packet

Join our silent auction!

A collage of silent auction items

Our 2021 silent auction is now live! You can place bids on exciting and unique items and experiences, like tickets to the Broadway hit “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a round of golf at the beautiful Bala Golf Club, new murals (painted during our event!) from Philadelphia artist Priscilla Bell, and much more. All proceeds from the auction go to support our work taking on discrimination and poverty.

Place Your Bids

Entertainment: PHILADANCO!

PhilaDanCo dancers

Our program features a performance from the Philadelphia Dance Company PHILADANCO!, a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and cultivates the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO! is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance.


Vie is an accessible location. If you have physical accessibility needs or require an ASL interpreter please contact Michael Berton at mberton@pubintlaw.org or 267-546-1303.

Getting to Vie

If taking public transportation, check SEPTA for schedules and alerts.

By Public Transportation

Vie is located at the corner of Broad & Green Street, two blocks north of the Spring Garden Station on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line. It is close to stops on the North-South 2, 4, 16, and 23 SEPTA bus routes, and the 43 bus route on Spring Garden Street.

By Car

Vie is located at 600 N. Broad Street. It is directly north of Green Street on the west side of Broad Street. Exit I-676 at Vine Street when driving from New Jersey, exit I-676 at Broad Street when driving from points west of Philadelphia.

Parking Information

Valet parking will be available on-site for a fee. There is no on-site parking lot.

The closest parking lot is located on the northwest corner of Broad Street & Spring Garden Street.

By Bike

Philly’s bike share program, Indego, has three easy-access stations within walking distance. These include: Spring Garden Station BSL, 17th and Green, and 17th and Spring Garden.

Download our Save The Date announcement (PDF)

For tickets, sponsorships or more information, contact: Michael Berton at mberton@pubintlaw.org or 267-546-1303.


The Public Interest Law Center - 2021 Annual Celebration - The Promise of Equity and Justice