30th Anniversary Celebration

Amazing. Inspiring. Well-fed (both body and soul). Home run! Beyond fantastic. Soooo good. Blown away by Bryan Stevenson’s keynote. These are a few of the words people used to describe their experience at the Public Justice Center’s 30th anniversary celebration on May 11. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible: our sponsors, arts partners, clients, the PJC 30th Anniversary Celebration Committee, board, staff and advisory council, and everyone who attended or made a gift in honor of the occasion. 

Feeling moved to take action? Check out ways to Think, Act, and Give for justice.

For a taste of the evening, listen to the playlist from the dessert reception.

View a slideshow of photos.


Check out a video about restaurant workers who successfully sued their employer for their unpaid wages. The workers were honored at the 30th anniversary celebration with the John P. Sarbanes Courage Award.


The evening featured Bryan Stevenson, one of the most important voices of our time. Desmond Tutu has called Mr. Stevenson “America’s young Nelson Mandela.” He is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, the author of Just Mercy and the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award. We are delighted that he joined us to celebrate the work of the PJC.