Over 100 guests came together for the Anti-Defamation League’s Cocktails for Equality Happy Hour on June 7th on the rooftop of Nellie’s Sports Bar on 9th and U Streets. ADL’s Young Professionals Division hosted the fundraiser during DC Pride Week to support marriage rights for all and highlight the efforts of the ADL to promote equality within our community.
For those unfamiliar with the ADL, they were founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Respected as the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals, and protects civil rights for all.
Kenny Ames, a YPD Board Member and co-host of the program, called the event “a great success.” A former Congressional staffer for Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Ames completed ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute and co-hosted a panel on the state of Prop 8 in California.
He continues, “it was a pleasure to represent our community for the event. Pride Week may only last seven days, but throughout the whole year we should promote respect and acceptance of all people – no matter their race, religion, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.”
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If you are interested in applying for the Glass Leadership Institute, please contact Sophie Dornstreich at SDornstreich@adl.org.