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Support Victim Rights Law Center 2017 fundraiser

BOSTON – This city’s Victim Rights Law Center holds its annual fundraiser, Shining Star Gala, this year on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse on the Fan Pier at One Courthouse Way.

VLRC offers resources and help for sexual assault and rape victims/survivors in Boston, MA and Portland, OR. The group of attorneys provides numerous resources from free education and employment to housing and pro bono legal aid.

The Gala this year presents it 2017 Champion Award to Gloria Steinem, renowned writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer.

The event, emceed by Boston City Councilor Ayana Pressley, gives its 2017 Leadership Award to Gloria Steinem, who will be introduced by 2012 Leadership Awardee Professor Anita Hill.


A distinguished group of restaurants will take part with bites and cocktails and will include Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang, Liz Berman, The Sleepy Baker, Joe Boudreau, The Palm – Boston, Nick Dixon, Lincoln Tavern Restaurant, Jared Forman, deadhorse hill, Giovanna Huyke, La Fábrica, Tony Maws, Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Cassie Piuma, Sarma, Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow and Waypoint, Ana Sortun, Oleana, Ezra Star, Grand mixologist, Drink, Gregory Torrech, The Beehive, and Douglass Williams, Mida.

Become a sponsor and join premier law firms, businesses and philanthropic individuals helping VLRC, which was the first law center in the U.S. to dedicate itself solely to serving the legal needs of sexual assault and rape victims and helping restore their lives after attacks. Go to www://www.victimrights.org/


The Spirit(s) World

Boston’s Victim Rights Law Center’s Shining Star Gala, a major fundraiser takes place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston this year on September 19 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. The evening kicks off with a special VIP reception at nearby Society on High with special guest and Keynote Speaker Ashley Judd, actress and humanitarian.
VRLC, a group of pro-bono lawyers helping victims, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
A number of special cocktails were created for the event by sponsor William Grant & Sons, among them:

2 oz. Milagro Silver
1 oz. Curtis “home-made” Sicily blue curaçao
1 oz. Fresh lime juice

1 oz. Hendricks Gin
1 oz. Curtis “home-made” Sicily blue curaçao
.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Simple syrup
Luxardo maraschino cherry

Sailor Jerry
1 oz. Sailor Jerry Rum
.5 oz. Disaronno
.5 oz. Curtis “home-made” Sicily blue curaçao
.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
3 oz. apple juice

Monkey Shoulder
1.50 oz. Monkey Shoulder
1 oz. Lillet blanc
.50 oz. Solerno
.50 oz. fresh orange juice
2 dashes Peychaud bitters
Orange twist garnish

Later, the evening continues with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston at 600 Atlantic Ave. in the Rooftop Garden.
Judd speaks at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, at $150 a head, are limited. For more information, contact Stacy Malone at 617-399-6720 ext. 20.