2024 Annual Celebration • Standing Together for Justice

We can’t wait to see you at our 2024 annual celebration! Join us at Vie on Broad Street in Philadelphia as celebrate the people who never give up on their communities at Standing Together for Justice!

Individual tickets are $250; tickets for nonprofit colleagues, teachers and students are $100. Sponsorships are also available.

Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships Here

Use code EARLYBIRD before July for $50 off!

Save the Date

  • 6–9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2024
  • Vie • 600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA
  • Cocktail Reception—Auction—Program—Awards Ceremony—Festivities
At our 2022 annual event at Vie
At our 2022 annual event at Vie

Honorees

This year, our honorees are three close partners of the Public Interest Law Center who have stood tirelessly alongside our neighbors in Philadelphia. Each has worked to make our city better by standing strong for fundamental civil, social and economic rights: quality housing, freedom from gun violence, spaces to learn and play, and so much more.

  • Renters United Philadelphia / Inquilinxs en la Lucha Philadelphia
  • Saul Ewing
  • Estelle Richman

Renters United Philadelphia / Inquilinxs en la Lucha Philadelphia

Renters United Philadelphia members and supporters at a protest for quality housing in Dec. 2022
Renters United Philadelphia members and supporters at a protest for quality housing in Dec. 2022

Renters United / Inquilinxs en la Lucha Philadelphia (RUP) was launched by the Law Center in 2019 to organize and educate renters to fight for their right to quality housing. RUP helps tenants organize to build the collective power needed to solve their particular housing concerns, using a variety of tactics including direct action. The renters who lead the organization stand up for their rights and the rights of their neighbors, creating campaigns that have won much-needed repairs, lease renewals and more. RUP has also stood with tenants citywide to advocate for meaningful policy change, like proactive housing safety inspections.

They continued to organize and grown even through the pandemic, and now count more than 60 renters as members. In 2023, after more than four years of growth and development, RUP joined OnePA’s citywide housing justice network and now operates independently of the Law Center. We continue to collaborate closely with RUP, including through monthly renters’ right clinics attended by our attorneys and interns, who provide free Know-Your-Rights trainings and consultations.

Saul Ewing

Saul Ewing
Saul Ewing

Saul Ewing has been an indispensable partner of the Law Center in cases and representations that aim to make Philadelphia a better and safer place to live. Last year, with Fred Strober, they joined us in representing Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club, which has taught thousands of Philadelphia children and young adults how to ride and care for horses, to secure a new space for its horse to graze. Their efforts helped lead to the opening of brand new stables and grazing fields for the horses in Fairmount park.

Ned Rahn and Kevin Levy joined us in the 2020 Armstrong case, representing Philadelphians who have lost loved ones to gun violence in an effort to preserve Philadelphia’s lost and stolen gun ordinance–a tool to curb illegal straw purchasing of handguns that fuels gun violence. The firm’s history with the Law Center runs deep: former managing partner Bob Sayre (1916-2006) was a founder and early Board chair.

Estelle Richman

Estelle Richman
Estelle Richman

For decades, Estelle Richman has been a champion in public service for the values that Law Center stands for. With the City of Philadelphia, Estelle was managing director, director of social services, commissioner of public health, and deputy commissioner for mental health services. She also served as chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, Pennsylvania secretary of welfare, a member of the School Reform Commission, and sole board member of the Philadelphia Housing Authority. And she came out of retirement to become executive director of the Civic Coalition to Save Lives, which focuses on evidence-based and sustainable strategies to reduce gun violence in Philadelphia


Sponsors

Standing Together for Justice is brought to you by our generous sponsors. View a complete list of sponsors here. Interested in becoming a sponsor of our 2024 Annual Celebration? Download a Sponsorship Packet from the link below.

The deadline to be recognized in printed materials at the event is August 14, 2024.

Download Sponsorship Packet


Accessibility

Vie is an accessible location, with both a ballroom and an outdoor courtyard. If you have physical accessibility needs or require an ASL interpreter please contact Stephanie Davis at sdavis@pubintlaw.org or 267-546-1303.

Getting to Vie

Vie is located at 600 N. Broad Street, at the corner of Broad & Green Street, directly north of Green Street on the west side of Broad Street. If taking public transportation, check SEPTA for schedules and alerts.

At our 2022 annual celebration at Vie
At our 2022 annual celebration at Vie

By public transportation

Vie is located 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

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.


For more information, contact: Stephanie Davis at sdavis@pubintlaw.org or 267-546-1303.