Embracing Human Dignity

Vera Institute of Justice's 13th Annual Gala

Past Event
Monday, Apr 29, 2019
6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Cipriani Wall Street NYC

The Vera Institute of Justice's 13th Annual Gala is taking place on Monday, April 29th at Cipriani Wall Street.

This year, we are proud to honor John F. Savarese, Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Chair of Vera’s Board of Trustees, celebrating his tenth anniversary and final year in that role. In addition, we will be honoring Loretta Lynch, the 83rd Attorney General of the United States.

NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC anchor Lester Holt will emcee our event, and NBA Champion Caron Butler will introduce Shyquinn Dix, who participated in a groundbreaking Vera program at a maximum-security Connecticut prison and was just featured on 60 Minutes. In addition, a number of musical guests are scheduled to appear: The Musicambia Ensemble, which brings music learning to prisons throughout the country; Art for Justice/Soros Justice Fellow Samora Pinderhughes; and Cameron Holmes, who appeared on Creative Time’s inspiring justice reform album Bring Down the Walls.