Awards Celebration 2017

2017 Awards Celebration, Americans for Democratic Action

Join us in honoring and celebrating exceptional civic leaders, community advocates, and agents for change.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 | 3:00 to 6:00 pm | University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

You are invited to join Americans for Democratic Action for a celebration in honor of Harold Jordan of ACLU Pennsylvania, Asian Americans United, and Community Legal Services. The awardees this year have all served and advocated for marginalized and underrepresented members of our society. Their work, supporting and defending the rights to which these individuals and groups are entitled, embody ADA’s long-established values of good government and social and racial justice.

University of the Sciences, Athletic/Recreation Center
600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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3:00 pm Registration
3:30 pm Reception (beverages and hors d'oeuvre)
4:30 pm Awards Presentation and Keynote


Individual tickets are $50. Discounted tickets of $25 are available for young professionals, students, public educators, nonprofit employees, and those with restricted or limited income. Organizational partnerships start at $250 and include program ads and multiple tickets.

The event is being held at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, in the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC) located at 600 S 43rd Street. The ARC is fully accessible from the north entrance on 42nd Street. Free parking is available in three lots adjacent to the ARC.

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Senator Daylin Leach

Senator Daylin Leach represents parts of Montgomery County and parts of Delaware County. Formerly an attorney and college professor, he is now the Pennsylvania legislature’s leading voice on progressive issues. Senator Leach also currently serves as National President of ADA. @daylinleach


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Larry Krasner

Larry Krasner, civil rights lawyer and Democratic nominee for Philadelphia District Attorney, is one of Philadelphia’s most outspoken and highly regarded progressive attorneys. For 30 years he has been fearlessly demanding fair treatment and justice for Philadelphians of all backgrounds.@krasner4da


2017 Honorees

Marcienne & Herman Mattleman Award for Excellence in Public Education
Presented by Kay Kyungsun Yu, Ahmad Zaffarese LLC
Harold Jordan, Senior Policy Advocate, ACLU of Pennsylvania

Harold Jordan

Harold Jordan, Senior Policy Advocate at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, has dedicated much of his career to youth development and education. A committed leader and advocate both nationally and in Philadelphia, Jordan has served on nonprofits boards, managed national organizations and programs, and researched and consulted on effective, racially-unbiased school discipline and positive educational environments. @HaroldJordan_pa

Rita Urwitz Award for Social and Economic Justice
Presented by Dr. Fariha I. Khan, University of Pennsylvania
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Asian Americans United

Since 1985, Asian Americans United has worked in Philadelphia’s Asian communities and multiracial coalitions as an ardent champion for quality education, youth leadership, immigrant rights, and folk arts and cultural maintenance. Through a range of programs and initiatives, AAU has developed leadership and good citizenship among Asian American youth and fought to secure improved services for immigrant students from the School District of Philadelphia. @AsAmUnited

The award will be received by AAU Executive Director, Alix Mariko Webb.

Lenora & Norman Berson Award for Good Governance and Electoral Integrity
Presented by Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez
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Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Community Legal Services was founded by the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1966 to provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Philadelphians. Through CLS, legal counsel is made available to those who could not otherwise afford it, including the elderly, mothers and children, the disabled, and ex-offenders. CLS provides community education and legal representation, and works to change bad policy through administrative advocacy and class action litigation. @CLSphila

The award will be received by CLS Executive Director, Deborah L. Freedman, Esq.


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October 08, 2017 at 3pm - 6pm
University of the Sciences, Athletic/Recreation Center
600 S 43rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
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