Shaken & Stirred: Gathering to Fight Hate and Injustice

Dec 15, 2016 | Events, Giving Back


“Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he or she sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

-Robert F. Kennedy

These are terrifying times and the rights of all Americans are at stake. It’s a time to mobilize and act.

On Tuesday December 13, we helped organize the first ever Shaken & Stirred: Gathering to Fight Hate and Injustice event at Busboys & Poets (our fantastic event sponsor!), which raised more than $12,000 for six national non-profit progressive organizations that are on the front lines, fighting every day for equality, human rights, the environment, freedom, and inclusiveness including:

We had a great turnout with more than 100 people and we heard from representatives from each of the non-profits, who shared information about the work they do and how to get more involved. Here are just a few of the photos from this inspiring evening. Photos are courtesy of Leslie Barbaro Photography.

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The first Shaken & Stirred gathering at Busboys and Poets!

Big thanks to the Host Committee for all of their help:

Chair: Sacha Cohen

Deborah Ackerman
Ryan Albert
Elly Spinweber Burke
Audrey Chang
Catherine Cooke
Nora Fischer
Elizabeth Gibbens
Tammy Gordon
Wendy Gordon
Darcy Levit
Liz Mixer
Tori Montaño
Nancy Schaffer
Tony Silva
Jason Silverman
Eve Simon
Daniella Taveau
Laura Taylor
Julie Wolfe
Josie Zohny


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