The Jewish Social Policy Action Network will be presenting the 2014 Social Justice Award to Maureen Pelta and Alan Feldman.
The guest speaker will be the Honorable Gerald A. McHugh, Jr. Judge of the US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
RSVP by October 17. To make reservations, click here.
Bios of the honorees:
Maureen Pelta, Ph.D., Chair of Liberal Arts, and esteemed Professor of Art History and Curatorial Studies at Moore College of Art and Design, has generously contributed her expertise for many decades as volunteer Chair of the annual Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the competition encourages middle and high school students to study the Holocaust and respond through creative expression.
Attorney Alan Feldman is Co-Managing Partner of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock and Dodig and a former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. During his tenure as Chancellor in 2006, he introduced the “Raising the Bar” campaign which continues to raise substantial funds to help provide access to justice through free legal services to the needy in our community. A long-time Board member of Community Legal Services, this year Alan was named their “Champion of Justice.”