Monday, August 16, 2010

The Justice Revius O. Ortique, Jr. Civil Rights Awards Banquet

The Louisiana Justice Institute is holding its first gala fundraiser, the Justice Revius Ortique Civil Rights Awards Banquet at the Xavier University Ballroom, Thursday, August 26, at 7:00pm. Proceeds from this event will support for Louisiana Justice Institute programs such as Gulf Coast Advocacy and Claims, High School and Post-Secondary Education Internships, Education Advocacy, Project Transparency and more.

Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore' will deliver the keynote address.

"We need the community's support so we can continue to fight for the people who need help the most," said Tracie Washington, Managing Director of LJI.

This year the event will honor national, state, and local Champions of Civil Rights and Social Justice such as Rep. Maxine Waters, Shirley Sherrod, Alden McDonald, Bishop Charles Jenkins, Rev. Tyronne Edwards, Mary Joseph, Jerome Smith, Bill Quigley, and Don Hubbard.

"We are proud to honor some our most courageous Civil Rights champions. They inspire our work at the Louisiana Justice Institute each day," said Jacques Morial, Co-Director of LJI.

The event will feature cuisine from some of New Orleans' finest dining establishments, including Dooky Chase, Lil Dizzy's, Galitoires, and a host of others. This event will also feature networking, entertainment and libations. Individual Banquet tickets are available at a cost of $100. Patron Sponsorships may be purchased at a variety of levels including $500, $1,000, $1,500, and $2,500. As a convenience, all tickets and table sponsorships may be purchased online by visiting LJI's website at

For more information on the Awards Banquet contact Shaena Johnson at 504.872.9134 or

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