Thank you for joining us for a memorable evening of inspiring personal stories of struggle and perseverance as told by well-known and rising leaders from the Greater Boston community. Celebrate the incredible work these brave leaders are doing to advance social, economic, and racial justice in our communities.

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The Storytellers

1. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
U.S. House of Representatives

2. Armand Coleman
Executive Director
Transformational Prison Project

3. Neyssa Franklin
Peer Leader
Chica Project

4. Tre’Andre Valentine
Executive Director
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

With Special Remarks By:

Suzi Kaitz and Tim James
Chair and Vice Chair
The Lenny Zakim Fund


Eric Esteves
Executive Director
The Lenny Zakim Fund

Musical Performance by Kaovanny

Hosted by:

Natanja Craig-Oquendo
Executive Director
Boston Women’s Fund


Lenny Zakim


Tim James


Michael Eckton


Rob Sherman


Josh Zakim

Lilee Dethchan

Lisa Gordon

Felicia Heywood

Mark Irvings


Suzi Kaitz

Joe Rodio

Erika Rodriguez

Jill Snider

Loren Van Allen

Aprylle Wallace

Shari Zakim-Yacouby

Deena Zakim

Joyce Zakim

Love In Action

Suzi Kaitz and Jonathan Katz
Caren Keller and David Boonshoft
Glenn and Susan Rothman


Social Justice Advocates


Bridge Builders

Beth Dill and Eric Enge
Lisa Gordon and John Treadway
Susan and Mark Irvings

Community Change Agents

Michael and Manisha Eckton
Kal and Ellen Heller
Joan Lenington and Robert Sherman


Mission Collaborators

Deborah Frieze
Linda and Michael Frieze
Tim and Barbara James
Richard Kaitz
Judith and Douglas Krupp
Ellie Starr
Josh and Grace Zakim


LZF Allies

Matthew Epstein and Deborah Hiatt
Celeste and David Lee
Joyce Zakim and Peter Greenspan
Steven Shulman and Debra Yanofsky
Shari Zakim-Yacouby and Phil Yacouby

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