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Join Us for CPD’s Guiding Light Awards in Brooklyn, NY

CPD’s signature NYC  fundraiser, The Guiding Light Awards, is just around the corner on Tuesday, December 3! Over 300 philanthropists, frontline organizers, strategic partners and allies will gather at BRIC House from 6:30–9:30pm to honor amazing individuals, campaigns, and organizations for their role in supporting the movement. Please join us as we lift up courageous leaders of our community––progressive pioneers and disruptors, champions for racial equity, economic and gender justice, and protectors of a participatory and popular democracy. 

We are proud to be honoring an amazing group of leaders:

Teresa C. Younger is the President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the first (and oldest) women’s foundation. Younger is a renowned thought leader, strategist, advocate, activist and amplifier who has spent over 20 years on the frontlines of some of the most critical battles affecting the lives of women and their communities. Read more about Younger here. 

Nan Goldin is an American photographer who gained critical acclaim for her deeply personal and candid portraiture documenting herself and those closest to her, especially in the LGBTQ community, and the heroin-addicted subculture before founding the advocacy organization P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) in response to the opioid crisis. Read more about Goldin here. 

La June Montgomery Tabron is the President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. As a champion for vulnerable children and for creating the conditions necessary for them to thrive, Tabron leads the Kellogg Foundation and its work to ensure the optimal development of young children, heal the profound racial inequities in communities and cultivate community leaders and community-led solutions that support educated kids, healthy kids and economically secure families. Read more about Tabron here.

The Campaign for New York Health is a statewide coalition dedicated to passing and implementing legislation for universal healthcare in New York State. They represent over 150 community and labor organizations made up of nurses, teachers, patients, doctors, union members, business leaders, faith and immigrant rights community, progressive political organizations, healthcare advocates and providers. Healthcare is a human right that should be accessible to all of us, not just those who can afford to pay. Read more about the campaign here.

We hope you’ll join us to support our network—53 affiliates across 131 cities in 34 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia—to empower and activate the communities most impacted by injustice and inequity.

Please contact Beth Slade at bslade@populardemocracy.org for ticket information or to become a host or sponsor the event.