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Celebration of Legacy: Honoring Esmeralda Simmons & the Future of CLSJ

June 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Time: VIP Reception 6:30 pm | Dinner 7:30 pm

Location: Giando on the Water, 400 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Dress Code: Creative/Cultural Black Tie 

Link for ticket purchase: Click here for ticket purchase.

Event Description:

Join us for an unforgettable evening at The CLSJ Celebration of Legacy: Honoring Esmeralda Simmons and the Future of CLSJ! This summer gala commemorates nearly four decades of the Center for Law and Social Justice’s (CLSJ) work at Medgar Evers College, honoring our founding Executive Director Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., and embracing the next chapter of our journey.

For four decades, CLSJ has been at the forefront of advocating for racial justice and empowering New Yorkers of African descent and the disenfranchised. This special night marks our commitment to continue that legacy and further our impact in the years to come.

Event Highlights:

  • A VIP reception at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM, set against the stunning backdrop of Giando’s on the Water
  • Recognition of Civil Rights legend Esmeralda Simmons’ exceptional leadership and contributions to the community
  • Presentation of CLSJ’s most significant milestones and introduction of 2023 strategic initiatives
  • Networking opportunities with fellow community leaders, advocates, and supporters

Ticket Options:

  • VIP Reception & Dinner: Join us for the exclusive VIP reception at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner. Mingle with distinguished guests and community leaders before the main event. Limited availability.
  • Dinner Only: Enjoy a delicious meal and the evening’s program, starting at 7:30 PM.

Your ticket purchase directly supports our mission to provide legal advocacy, education campaigns, research, and organizing capacity for Black New Yorkers and other vulnerable groups. Together, we can continue empowering Black and BIPOC communities in the years to come.

Sponsorship Options: For all sponsorship inquiries and purchases, please email info@clsj.org with the word “Sponsorship” in the subject heading to place your order. A CLSJ team member will respond with all necessary details.

  • Ella Baker Level Sponsor: $20,000
    • Access to VIP reception, gala dinner & program for twenty (20) guests;
    • Acknowledgement during gala;
    • 60-sec promo video played during program;
    • Opportunities for branding during private reception;
    • Logo visibility on all gala related marketing material;
    • Logo on CLSJ website for one (1) calendar year with hyperlink;
    • 2 full-page ads in CLSJ Gala Digital Journal;
    • Marketing material inclusion in VIP giftbags; and
    • Inclusion in press release and publicity efforts
  • Pauli Murray Level Sponsor: $15,000
    • Access to VIP reception, gala dinner & program for fifteen (15) guests;
    • Acknowledgement during gala;
    • Logo visibility on all gala related marketing material;
    • Logo on CLSJ website for six (6) months with hyperlink;
    • 1 full-page ad in CLSJ Digital Journal;
    • Marketing material inclusion in VIP giftbags; and
    • Inclusion in press release and publicity efforts
  • Ida B. Wells Level Sponsor: $10,000
    • Access to VIP reception, gala dinner & program for ten (10) guests;
    • Acknowledgement during gala;
    • Logo visibility on all gala related marketing material;
    • Logo on CLSJ website for three (3) months with hyperlink;
    • Marketing material inclusion in VIP giftbags; and
    • 1 full-page ad in CLSJ Gala Digital Journal
  • Mary Church Terrell Level Sponsor: $5,000
    • Access to VIP reception, gala dinner & program for five (5) guests;
    • Acknowledgement during gala;
    • Logo on CLSJ website for one (1) month with hyperlink;
    • 1 half-page ad in CLSJ Gala Digital Journal
  • Anna Julia Cooper Level Sponsor: $2,500
    • Access to VIP reception, gala dinner & program for three (3) guests;
    • Acknowledgement during gala; and
    • 1 quarter-page ad in CLSJ Gala Digital Journal
  • Community Level Supporter: $1,000
    • Access to VIP reception, gala dinner & program for 2 guests; and
    • Acknowledgement during gala
    • Business card ad in CLSJ Gala Digital Journal

Secure your ticket today and celebrate the incredible legacy of Esmeralda Simmons and the future of CLSJ. We look forward to seeing you there!

Refund Policy: There are no refunds.

Organizer

Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Venue

Giando on the Water
400 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11249
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