Va. Interfaith Center for Public Policy to honor 6
9/20/2019, 6 a.m.
Five people and a local organization will be honored at the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy’s 29th Annual Celebration and Awards Benefit at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Hippodrome Theater, 528 N. 2nd St. in Jackson Ward.
The event, featuring dinner and dancing, will honor com- munity leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to help advance VICPP’s mission of social justice and advocacy and interfaith unity.
Honorees and their awards are:
Father Jack Podsiadlo of Sacred Heart Center, Immigrant Justice Advocacy Award; Valerie Slater, executive director, RISE for Youth, Criminal Justice Advocacy Award; Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price of Newport News and the CARE Coalition for eviction reform, Economic Justice Advocacy Awards; and Pastor Paul Wilson of Union Grove Baptist Church and Swami Dayananda of Yogaville Environmental Solutions, Environmental Justice Advocacy Award.
Martin Wegbreit of Central Virginia Legal Aid and Chris- tine Marra of the Virginia Poverty Law Center will accept the Economic Justice Advocacy Award on behalf of CARE Coalition.
Tickets: $100, with proceeds benefiting the center’s work. Details: www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org or (804) 643-2474