Join UnCommon Law for their 4th annual UnCommon Heroes event: Restoring Lives!
UnCommon Heroes is a welcome home for those who returned from life sentences this year, as well as a celebration of those among us who are giving back in meaningful ways.
UnCommon Law is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland that helps people serving life sentences in prison transform their lives and rejoin their families. There is much to celebrate, as they welcomed home their 239th client this year, with more releases pending!
Wednesday November 13, 2019
6:30PM – 9:00PM
HERO HONOREES: Taina Vargas-Edmond & David Cowan
This year, UnCommon Law is thrilled to announce our 2019 Honorees: Taina Vargas-Edmond, Founder and Executive Director of Initiate Justice as well as David Cowan of the Prison University Project and Director of Bonafide.
UnCommon Law is also excited to announce this year’s Heroes emcee: Choy Pangthong!
Anouthinh “Choy” Pangthong is currently a freelance digital creative designer and former intern at tech giant Adobe’s Digital Academy. Mr. Pangthong also works closely with formerly incarcerated individuals as well as community leaders to bridge common ground for a safer community.With 20+ years of lived experience at various California State Prisons, Mr Pangthong was eventually paroled from San Quentin. Mr. Pangthong also has experience working closely with disenfranchised groups which has allowed him to really see the need for people’s autonomy, dignity, and empowerment.
FOOD & DRINKS PROVIDED BY:
CALA Restaurant, Chef Gabriela Cámara
Taste Kitchen and Table
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