Hawaii Appleseed Center LEJ Series of Events Featuring Judy Waxman and Jim Weill

  • November 07, 2013
  • November 08, 2013
  • Pacific Club, Plaza Club, & William S. Richardson School of Law
Two champions of social justice from Washington D.C. -- Judy Waxman and Jim Weill -- will share their knowledge and inspiration in a series of events held by the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice (Hawaii Appleseed) on November 7 and 8, 2013.

On November 7th, at 5:30 p.m., at the Pacific Club, Hawaii Appleseed will hold "Artists for Appleseed," a fund-raiser where Ms. Waxman will be honored.  Admission is $125 per person.

On November 8th, at 8 a.m., at the Plaza Club, Hawaii Appleseed will hold a breakfast event at which attendees may dine with either Ms. Waxman or Mr. Weill.  Admission for the breakfast is $25.  Click here for more details on the breakfasts.

On November 8th, at 11:45 a.m., at the William S. Richardson School of Law (Richardson Law School), Ms. Waxman and Mr. Weill will be featured in a symposium co-sponsored by the Richardson Law School. The symposium, moderated by Dean Avi Soifer, will focus on local and national trends related to the health and wellness of low-income people, as well as policy modifications that could improve conditions for those in poverty.  Admission is free, and a complementary light lunch will be provided.  Click here to read more about this event.        

Don't miss these unique opportunities to meet two extraordinary people.  Space is limited, so reserve early by clicking here or calling 587-7605.
Judy Waxman is the Vice President of Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women's Law Center, where she continues her lifelong work to improve the quality and availability of health care for low-income people.  She will speak about the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") and the opportunities it will provide for us in Hawaii, especially women.  She will also discuss recent judicial and political challenges relating to reproductive rights.
Jim Weill is the President of the Food Research and Action Center, where he has steadfastly pursued the reduction of US hunger and poverty through policy advocacy, research, and litigation. Mr. Weill will be discussing hunger in America, what the federal government is doing about it, and what local initiatives occurring elsewhere might be effective here.  He will also discuss economic and tax initiatives to address poverty, such as increasing the minimum wage and a state-level earned income tax credit, which can positively impact the poverty community and reduce the regressive nature of state tax systems.