DREDF Celebrates 35 Years of Disability Rights Law, Policy, and Advocacy

Join Us!
DREDF’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

Honoring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin and U.S. Rep. George Miller

Tom Harkin and George Miller at State of the Union speech

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 5:30-8:00PM
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, California

DREDF celebrates 35 years of disability rights law, policy, and advocacy
with two of our most stalwart disability rights leaders:

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and U.S. Representative George Miller

Help us honor our guests’ long years of public service to our community,
and explore with them how our movement can best advance their legacy and lessons.

In conversation with
Arlene Mayerson
DREDF Directing Attorney


DREDF is proud to welcome Jim LeBrecht as our evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

35th Anniversary Celebration
Honorary Host Committee

Anita Aaron
Mayor Tom Bates
Dmitri Belser
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
Yoshiko Dart
U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo
U.S. Representative Sam Farr
Teresa Favuzzi
Lainey Feingold
Lex Frieden
State Senator Loni Hancock
Megan Kirshbaum
Marc Krizack
U.S. Representative Barbara Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
State Senator Mark Leno
Susan P. Mizner
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
Mayor Jean Quan
Rick Smith
Colleen Starkloff
State Senator Lois Wolk
Patrisha Wright
Hale Zukas

DREDF is deeply grateful to our early sponsors:

The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation


Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Shartsis Friese LLP
Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC)
Kaiser Permanente
Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.
Oracle Corporation
Kathi Pugh
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Peter Korn
Jet Li/LED Depot
Richard Thesing and Francesca Farr
Richard C. Bennett
Boxer & Gerson
Yoshiko Dart
Ellice Sperber
SEIU Local 721
Ingrid Tischer and Ken Stein
Stanley Yarnell and Victor Rowley
ACLU Foundation
Ricki Blau and Bill Reeves
Julia Epstein and M. Elizabeth Sandel
Lainey Feingold
Paul Grossman
Siusan Henderson and Dave Nold
Anne Jennings and Andy Stacklin
Thomas Lakritz
Jackson Edward Lane
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Law Offices of Paul Rein
Lance Reynolds and Maria De Benigno
Maggie and Larry Roffee
George Steneberg
Kim Swain and Michael Sugarman
Stephen Beard/The Beard Realty Team
Bender Consulting Services, Inc.
Ann Cupolo and Samuel Freeman
Walter and Amy Hansell
Curtis Richards
Jennifer Steneberg


The Ed Roberts Campus is wheelchair accessible; sign language interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided. Please contact Stevenson Munro, 510-644-2555 or smunro@dredf.org, for any other accommodations you require. Please refrain from using scented products.


The Ed Roberts Campus is located at Berkeley’s Ashby BART Station. Transportation and parking information.


For more information, please contact Stevenson Munro at DREDF, 510-644-2555 or smunro@dredf.org

Hosted hors d’oeurves, wine, and soft drinks


The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is a leading national civil rights law and policy center committed to a world where all people live full and independent lives free of discrimination. Founded in 1979 in Berkeley, CA by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, DREDF continues to promote equal citizenship and full integration of people with disabilities into the mainstream of community life. 35th Anniversary event proceeds will safeguard the economic security, safety, and dignity of children and adults with disabilities by improving access to healthcare, public benefits, transportation, digital and streaming video, and education through our legal, policy, and parent advocacy work. DREDF is a tax-exempt organization with a 501(c)3 number 94-2620758.