Celebrating 15 Years of Courage

Posted March 15, 2012

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The Four Seasons Hotel • Washington DC

Business or cocktail attire

6:00pm • VIP Pre-Gala Reception
6:30 pm • General Reception
7:30pm • Seated Dinner & Program

VIP Guest: $475
VIP tickets include pre-Gala VIP Cocktail* Reception, meet and greet with special guests, “Sneak Peek Silent Auction,” and seated meal during celebratory program

Guest: $275
Guest admission includes Cocktail* Reception, Silent Auction Reception,
and seated meal during celebratory program

Purchase Tickets Online Now
RSVP by April 18

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support the work of the Tahirih Justice Center, please make an online gift now.


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Master of Ceremonies
Scott Thuman
Senior Political Reporter at ABC7/WJLA-TV

Courageous Voice
Fauziya Kassindja
Co-Author of “Do They Hear You When You Cry?”

Tahirih’s 15th Anniversary Video Debut

Recorded Remarks By
Tina Brown
Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek

Awards Hosts
Debra Winger
Tahirih Board Member and Actress
Congressman Jim Moran

Award Recipients
Ann Curry (recorded remarks)…………………………….Voice of Courage
Luke Meisner (Attorney, Skadden Arps)…..Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Rover Recycling…………………………………….Volunteer Service Award
Miles & Stockbridge………………………………Maryland Firm of the Year
Steptoe & Johnson………………..Washington, DC Area Firm of the Year
Mayer Brown………………………………………….Texas Firm of the Year
LexisNexis…………………………………….Corporate Partner of the Year

Remarks By
Jasvinder Sanghera
Advocate, author and survivor of forced marriage

Musical Guest
Andy Grammer

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors and Congressional Co-Chairs

Purchase Tickets Online Now
RSVP by April 18

 2012 Gala Comittee Co-Chairs

Honorary Co-Chairs

Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan

Rosieda Shabodien and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool

Gloria Steinem, Author and Advocate

Sam Waterston, Actor

Debra Winger, Actress

Maria Cestone • Amy & Pierre Chao • Martha Cochran • Anisa Cott
Guitty, Hossein and Tina Ejtemai • The Fakhriyazdi Family • Debora & Michael Goldberg
Christine & Charles Henck • Suzanne & Douglas Henck • Beth Roberts & Tom Mackall
Robert McCormick • Denise Montroy-McNally • Soula Proxenos & Bruce O’Brien • Mary Zients

Founders Circle Members

Mimi Alemayehou • Bo Cooper • Jackie and Sina Eghrari-Sabet • Sara Glenn
Margaret Handley • Vasudevan Mohan • Leah Rampy • Lorraine Riffle Hawley • Marti Thomas


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Motir Services, Inc.


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP • Arnold & Porter LLP • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
DLA Piper LLP • Hilton Worldwide • Mayer Brown LLP • Pederson Immigration Law Group, PC
Skadden Arps • Steptoe & Johnson LLP • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP


Covington & Burling LLP • Crowell & Moring • Latham & Watkins


American University Washington College of Law • Creative Associates International
Dykema Gossett PLLC • Hogan Lovells LLP • Jones Day LLP • Maggio & Kattar
McDermott Will & Emery • Rover Recycling • Sidley Austin LLP
Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox PLLC • Troutman Sanders LLP • White & Case LLP


Barnes & Thornburg LLP • Calvert Investments • Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll LLP
Dechert LLP • Hunton & Williams LLP • LexisNexis
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC • Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP • Thompson Hine LLP • XO Communications LLC


Eileen Fisher • Fragomen

 For information regarding ticket sales or becoming a Corporate Sponsor, contact Justine Finn at 571-282-6193 or justine@tahirih.org.



Senator Richard Burr
Senator Benjamin Cardin
Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Senator Saxby Chambliss
Senator Tom Coburn
Senator Thad Cochran
Senator Chuck Grassley
Senator Kay Hagan
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Mary Landrieu
Senator Jeff Merkley
Senator Barbara Mikulski
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Ben Nelson
Senator Jim Risch
Senator Jeanne Shaheen


Congressman Jason Altmire
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack
Congresswoman Corrine Brown
Congressman Michael Capuano
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Congressman Gerald E. Connolly
Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Congressman Jerry F. Costello
Congressman James Clyburn
Congressman Elijah Cummings
Congresswoman Diana DeGette
Congressman John Dingell
Congressman Mike Doyle
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards
Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo
Congressman Chaka Fattah
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick
Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez
Congresswoman Kay Granger
Congressman Gene Green
Congressman Luis Gutierrez
Congressman Maurice Hinchey
Congressman Mike Honda
Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Congressman Tom Latham
Congressman Steven LaTourette
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Congressman John Lewis
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch
Congressman Jim McDermott
Congressman Jim Moran
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congressman Ed Pastor
Congressman Tom Petri
Congressman Ted Poe
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Congressman Adam Schiff
Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz
Congressman Brad Sherman
Congressman Albio Sires
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
Congressman Pete Stark
Congressman Chris Van Hollen
Congressman Frank Wolf

*As a Bahá’í-inspired organization, Tahirih does not purchase alcohol. The wine selection (which will be limited to the cocktail reception) is generously donated by a group of individuals, and not purchased by the Tahirih Justice Center.