Falls Church, VA —The Tahirih Justice Center, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, is pleased to celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, Virginia on May 13th, 2022, at 7 p.m. It has been 25 years since Tahirih opened its doors and has served more than 31,000 immigrant survivors of gender-based violence ever since. This event, Journey to Justice: Progress and Perseverance, will be a celebration of the 25 years of service and impact that Tahirih’s staff, supporters, and partners, have had on immigrant survivors of gender-based violence seeking safety in the United States.
The in-person event will be hosted by NBC4 news reporter, Juliana Valencia. The event’s program includes a live auction, survivor testimonies, musical entertainment and a special recognition of Tahirih Justice Center founder and former CEO, Layli Miller-Muro, for her vision in creating Tahirih and her years of service to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. In addition to this special recognition, Tahirih will also honor some incredible individuals, firms, and companies who have been great partners in our work.
This year’s honorees are:
• Special Recognition: Layli Miller-Muro, Tahirih Founder and Former CEO
• Firm of the Year: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
• Corporate Honoree: PayPal
• Atlanta Pro Bono: Brian McGrath (Crowell & Moring LLP)
• Baltimore Pro Bono: Ward Coe (Gallagher, Evelius, & Jones LLP)
• Greater DC Pro Bonos: Lamiya Rahman and Jane Thomas (Blank Rome LLP)
• National Pro Bono: Marcia Maack and Shehnaz Mansuri (Mayer Brown LLP)
• National Pro Bono Lobbyist: Laura Puryear (McGuireWoods Consulting LLC)
• Atlanta Volunteer: Adele Bedrick (National Council of Jewish Women, Atlanta)
• Greater DC Volunteer: Dr. Joe Gorin (Joseph Gorin, Psy.D & Associates)
• San Francisco Volunteer: Christina Pagni Buck (Social Work Volunteer)
This gala will provide critical operating funds for Tahirih and bring together a diverse group of people to celebrate Tahirih’s resilient clients and the work to end gender-based violence for immigrant survivors.
The in-person program will also be livestreamed via Facebook and YouTube.
For media inquiries, please email Karla Flores at [email protected].
The Tahirih Justice Center is a national, nonprofit organization that serves immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. By amplifying the experiences of survivors in communities, courts, and Congress, Tahirih’s mission is to create a world in which all people share equal rights and live in safety and with dignity.