Equal Rights Advocates is hosting its annual gala this Friday, November 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm. The virtual gathering will celebrate the women and gender-expansive workers, students, activists, and leaders who are making 2020 such a significant year in our nation’s journey toward true racial equity and gender justice.
Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly Dermody will be a featured speaker at the event while Lieff Cabraser attorneys Jallé Dafa and Michelle Lamy have been appointed members of the Honorary Steering Committee.
This year’s Gala celebrates the theme #WeAreEssential, uplifting the champions driving transformative change. Special guests include gender justice luminaries; Megan Rapinoe of the US Women’s National Soccer Team, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and emcee SF Giants announcer Renel Brooks-Moon. Gender Justice Awards will be given out honoring movement heroes including Drucilla Stender Ramey, essential women workers in the healthcare and grocery industries, and youth leaders tackling gender-based violence and racial injustice. VIP attendees will have the opportunity to watch as Equal Rights Advocates honor Dolores Huerta and Professor Anita Hill with the ERA Icon Award.
About Equal Rights Advocates
Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national civil rights organization that fights for gender justice in workplaces and schools across the country. Since 1974, ERA has been fighting on the front lines of social justice to protect and advance rights and opportunities for women, girls, and people of all gender identities through groundbreaking legal cases and bold legislation that sets the stage for the rest of the nation.
About Kelly M. Dermody
The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Kelly M. Dermody specializes in class and collective actions on behalf of plaintiffs in employment and consumer cases, including gender discrimination cases against Google, KPMG, and Goldman Sachs. Her additional case work includes wage suppression claims eQUALagainst technology, healthcare, and academic institutions; overtime and lost pay lawsuits for low-wage workers, I/T professionals, and foreign nationals working for American corporations; and ERISA claims that she has tried on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses.