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Tahirih Justice Center Virtual Event: Journey to Justice

 

 

WHEN

Thursday, June 10, 2021
7:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm PDT 

WHERE

Watch here!

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

Event Chairs: Rishi and Michelle Varma 

 

Please join the Tahirih Justice Center for our event: Journey to Justice, Hope and Healing. 

Join us for an evening of hope and healing where we will virtually come together across the country to honor the resiliency of immigrant survivors of gender-based violence on their journey to justice after an especially difficult year. ⁠ 

When you register, you will be entered into the random drawing to win a $1,000 gift certificate for a Diane Von Furstenberg shopping spree! No purchase is necessary to be eligible to win. Join us as we continue the fight for justice and stand with Tahirih’s clients. 

While the event is free and open to the public, registering will automatically enter you into the drawing and ensure you receive important updates and notifications! 

REGISTER NOW

Check back here for event updates that include registration details, sponsor benefits, special guests, silent auction items, and more! In the meantime, please see below for more information about our sponsors and host committee, as well as opportunities to support the event and the immigrant survivors of gender-based violence that we serve.  

To sponsor the event, please download the Virtual Event Sponsorship Form. To request additional information, please contact Christine at Christine@tahirih.org or Morgan Weibel at Morgan@tahirih.org.  

 

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HOW TO REGISTER

Registering for the virtual event is easy! Follow the steps below:

  1. Click the registration button and choose a method to “Sign In” via our event page – most guests choose “Sign In With Email.”
  2. If you have not previously participated in an event through OneCause, you will be asked to submit information to create an account and complete your registration. Once you have registered for the virtual event, you will receive a text message confirming your registration!
  3. If you have previously attended an event, it may recognize your email and ask you to log into an existing profile. Please click “Reset Password.” 

Sponsorship opportunities

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS 

To sponsor the event, please download the Virtual Event Sponsorship Form. To request additional information, please contact Christine Spencer at Christine@tahirih.org or Morgan Weibel at Morgan@tahirih.org. 

Presenting  
$100,000 + 

  • Fully tax-deductible 
  • Access to virtual event 
  • Exclusive “Presented By” Naming Rights 
  • 30 second spot in virtual event PSA message 
  • Recognition in Gala press release
  • Social media special recognition (before/after) 
  • Recognition at respective level in program, promo materials and Annual Impact Report 

Diamond  
$50,000  

  • Fully tax-deductible
  • Access to virtual event 
  • 30 second spot in virtual event PSA message 
  • Recognition in Gala press release 
  • Social media special recognition (before/after) 
  • Recognition at respective level in program, promo materials and Annual Impact Report 

Platinum  
$25,000  

  • Fully tax-deductible 
  • Access to virtual event 
  • 15 second spot in virtual event PSA message
  • Recognition in Gala press release 
  • Social media special recognition (before/after) 
  • Recognition at respective level in program, promo materials and Annual Impact Report 

Gold 
$15,000  

  • Fully tax-deductible 
  • Access to virtual event 
  • Social media special recognition (before/after) 
  • Recognition at respective level in program, promo materials and Annual Impact Report 

Silver 
$10,000  

  • Fully tax-deductible 
  • Access to virtual event 
  • Social media special recognition (before/after) 
  • Recognition at respective level in program, promo materials and Annual Impact Report 

Copper   
$5,000  

  • Fully tax-deductible 
  • Access to virtual event 
  • Recognition at respective level in program, promo materials and Annual Impact Report 

Bronze   
$3,000  

  • Fully tax-deductible 
  • Access to virtual event 
  • Recognition at respective level in program, promo materials and Annual Impact Report 

Sponsors

Presenting
Jessica and Steve Sarowitz

Diamond 
PepsiCo

Platinum
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 
Lawrence and Nicole Blatt
Douglas and Suzanne Henck 

Gold 
Annenberg Foundation
Bo Cooper 
DLA Piper
Paul Glist and Karla Jamir
Latham & Watkins LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP DC 
Sidley Austin Foundation and Yabo Lin
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 
Steptoe Foundation at Greater Washington Community Foundation
Visa 
 

Silver
Anonymous
Stephen A. Bonovich 

Citi Foundation
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Rita and Sepehr Egrari
First American

Girls Rights Project
Jamie Gorelick and Richard Waldhorn
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 
Hogan Lovells LLP
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg 
Kirkland & Ellis LLP 
Julian and Kim MacQueen 
McDermott Will and Emery 
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Mehran & Laila Taslimi
Kelly Mahon Tullier
Mehrnaz Vahid and Shahin Ahdieh 
Rishi and Michelle Varma
Dawn Vermilya 
WilmerHale 

Copper 
Akerman LLP
Anonymous 
Anonymous 
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Katherine Ashley 
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP DC 

Covington & Burling LLP 
Crowell & Moring LLP DC 
Fidelity Title Insurance Companies 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Guitty and Abdolhossein Ejtemai 
Host Hotel & Resorts, Inc.
Shruthi Jayaram 

Frank Kendall & Elizabeth Halpern 
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP DC
Latham & Watkins LLP
Major, Lindsey & Africa SF 
Mayer Brown 
Morgan Lewis
James Sandman and Elizabeth Mullin
Mojgan and David Shin
Transamerica Foundation
Mary and Jeffrey Zients 

Bronze 
Anonymous 
Anonymous
Brigida Benitez 

Anisa Cott and David Martin 
Shruthi Jayaram
TIS Foundation
Willis Towers Watson 

Featuring

Event Host
Jummy Olabanji
Anchor, NBC-4 

Jummy Olabanji is co-anchor of News4 Today. A native of Fairfax County, Olabanji has spent most of her life in Virginia, attending Westfield High School and Virginia Tech. She earned a Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. 

Olabanji started her journalism career as an intern for NBC4. She has also worked for CNN, WTKR-TV in Norfolk, WCAV-TV in Charlottesville and WNBC-TV in New York, where she anchored the weekend evening newscasts. 

She has been honored for her work with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for breaking news anchor coverage, two Virginia Associated Press Awards and seven EMMY Awards. 

Olabanji is an advocate for organ donation and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. 

Special Guests 

Aijia
Singer-Songwriter  

Penn Badgley
Actor & Musician

Barfonce Baldwin
Executive Director, Greater DC-Baltimore Regional Office, Tahirih Justice Center

Parisa Fitz-Henley
Actress

Andy Grammer
Singer-Songwriter

Douglas Henck
Board Chair, Tahirih Justice Center

Tara Hogan Charles
Associate Director, Global Relations & Public Policy, Proctor & Gamble
Board Vice Chair, Tahirih Justice Center 

Elizabeth Lail
Actress 

Eva LaRue
Actress 

Layli Miller-Muro
Founder and Senior Advisor to the CEO, Tahirih Justice Center 

Oscar Nunez
Actor

Archi Pyati
CEO, Tahirih Justice Center 

Morgan Weibel
Executive Director, San Francisco Office, Tahirih Justice Center 

Ursula Whittaker
Actress 

Rainn Wilson 
Actor 

Host Committee

Gala Host Committee

Rishi and Michelle Varma, Event Chairs
Marlo Goldstein 
Azita Mehrazar 
Kamran Ruintan 
Rabia Sheikh 
Mitra Solomon 
Naz Vahid 
Luise Welby