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Media Advisory / Brennan Center for Justice for Justice At NYU School of Law Fifth Anniversary Awards Dinner

October 4, 2001

For Immediate Release
July 19, 2001

Contact Information:
Amanda Cooper, 212 998–6736
Scott Schell, 212 998–6318

Media Advisory: Brennan Center for Justice for Justice at NYU School of Law Fifth Anniversary Awards Dinner

What: On October 4, 2001, the Brennan Center will pay tribute to values of American democracy, values at the heart of the Brennan Center’s mission: equality, liberty, and what Justice Brennan called “common human dignity.” The event will honor four distinguished individuals who have raised the visibility of the Center’s issues and will highlight several unsung heroes who have triumphed over injustice.

Who: Master of Ceremonies: Charles S. Dutton, actor and director

  • Special Guest Presenter: Alec Baldwin, actor and director
  • Honorees: Warren Beatty, producer, director, writer and actor, for educating the public about the value of clean elections and the importance of campaign finance reform;
  • Senator John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona and recent presidential candidate, for his heroic efforts to promote and pass federal campaign finance reform;
  • Deval L. Patrick, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Coca-Cola Company, and former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, for his unyielding efforts to secure the civil rights of all Americans; and
  • Robert E. Rubin, Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Citigroup, Inc., and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, for his inspiring humanitarian work to improve the plight of the urban poor.
  • Chairs: Ruth Lazarus and Melvyn I. Weiss
  • Vice Chairs: Lawrence B. Pedowitz and Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.
  • Honorary Co-Chairs: Former President William Jefferson Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Charles Schumer and NYC Commissioner of Transportation Iris Weinshall Schumer
When: Thursday, October 4, 2001, Cocktails 6:00 PM / Dinner and Welcoming Remarks 7:00 PM / Awards Presentation 7:45 PM

Where: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street (between Lexington and Park), NYC

Tickets: Tickets are $500 – $2,000, Tables from $10,000, at (212) 992–8646

Dress: Business attire

The Brennan Center for Justice unites thinkers and advocates in pursuit of a vision of inclusive and effective democracy. Its mission is to develop and implement an innovative, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education, and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity, while safeguarding fundamental freedoms.

Money raised at the event will support the Center’s non-partisan agenda. The Center’s projects include reforming the campaign finance system, promoting judicial independence, expanding access to justice and improving criminal justice policy.

For more information on supporting the Center’s work or about the Award Dinner click here.