MONDAY APRIL 16TH, 2018
IRVING PLAZA, NYC
CATERING BY BITE
RUTH & STEPHEN HENDEL AND SLOBODAN RANDJELOVIĆ & JON STRYKER
HOST ANNA DEAVERE SMITH
PRESENTING THE LIVE IDEAS HONOR TO:
ELIZABETH A. SACKLER, public historian, social activist, Founder of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Founder of the American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation, President of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, and Trustee of the Brooklyn Museum.
ED ZIMMERMAN, Chair, Tech Group, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Adjunct Professor of VC at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist and published columnist, Founder, VentureCrush, and dear friend and – for more than 20 years – pro bono legal advisor to New York Live Arts.
PRESENTING THE LIVE IDEAS AWARD TO:
BRYAN STEVENSON, public interest lawyer, social justice activist, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, author of the New York Times Bestseller Just Mercy, Professor of Law at New York University.
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY:
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes, Abby Z and the New Utility, and Esperanza Spalding
GALA HOST COMMITTEE:
Laurie Anderson**, Anonymous, Kyle Abraham**, Sarah Arison*, Patricia Blanchet, Mx Justin Vivian Bond**, Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President**, Lisa Pevaroff & Gary Cohn, Kim Cullen*, Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy, David Dechman & Michel Mercure, Terence Dougherty* & Pierre Duleyrie, Margaret Doyle, Temple St. Clair & Paul Engler, Adam Flatto, Eleanor Friedman, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand**, Agnes Gund, Helen Haje*, Ruth & Stephen* Hendel, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson**, Bill T. Jones* & Bjorn Amelan*, Suzanne Karpas, Patricia Karpas, Colleen Keegan*, Hedy Klineman, Lorraine Gallard & Richard H. Levy*, Delroy Lindo**, Robert Longo, Lowenstein Sandler, Barbara & Alan Marks*, Amy Newman* & Bud Shulman, Okwui Okpokwasili**, Randy Polumbo*, Plant Construction, Ellen M. Poss, Matthew Putman*, Slobodan Randjelović* & Jon Stryker, Alanna Rutherford*, Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer**, Jane Bovingdon Semel*, Ruby Shang*, Cindy Sherman, Jennifer & Jonathan Allan Soros, Gloria Steinem**, Catharine R. Stimpson*, David Thomson*, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer**, Diana Wege*
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