The 99th Philadelphia Award Event
The Rev. Luis Cortés, Jr.
Reverend Cortés is the Founder, President, and CEO of Esperanza, the premiere Hispanic faith-based network in the United States. Esperanza's mission is to serve “the least of these” by addressing the unmet needs of Philadelphia’s disadvantaged Latino community. Reverend Cortés, the author of five books, was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in 2005 and delivered the Invocation Prayer at the Inauguration Luncheon for Barack Obama’s 2013 Inauguration Ceremony.
Amy J. Goldberg, M.D.
Dr. Goldberg has worked as a Temple University Hospital (TUH) trauma surgeon for the past 30 years. TUH is the only hospital in the country with a hospital-based gun violence prevention program and one of only 25 hospitals to have established intervention programs. Dr. Goldberg is Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Surgeon-in-Chief of Temple University Health System, Senior Vice President of Perioperative Services at Temple University Hospital, and a Director of the American Board of Surgery.
Nicole Kligerman, Founder and Director of the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance, is the youngest person to receive the Philadelphia Award. In November 2019, she helped organize and mobilize domestic workers and passed The Philadelphia Domestic Workers Bill of Rights that became law on May 1, 2020. Ms. Kligerman is a graduate of Macalester College and the 2019 recipient of the Crystal Eastman Award from PhilaPOSH and is a member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Special Performance by Commonwealth Youthchoirs
Commonwealth Youthchoirs (CY), led by Artistic Directors Dr. Elizabeth Parker and Mr. Steven Fisher, transforms the lives of young people through the power of singing together. Encompassing five award-winning choral education programs - Find Your Instrument!, Garden State Girlchoir, Keystone State Boychoir, New Jersey Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir - CY fosters a profound love of singing in a nurturing, diverse community by providing outstanding choral music education and unique performance opportunities. Our singers are proud to serve as musical ambassadors, both here in the Philadelphia and South Jersey region, and around the world. For more information, visit cychoirs.org.
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