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

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

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


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