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Sep
22
Fri
2017
Independent Institute 30th Anniversary: A Gala for the Future of Liberty @ The Ritz-Carlton
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Independent Institute 30th Anniversary: A Gala for the Future of Liberty, Red Carpet Bay AreaIndependent Institute 30th Anniversary: A Gala for the Future of Liberty

Join us for an elegant Gala to celebrate our past successes and to look forward as we honor champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being.

Master of ceremonies:

P.J. O’Rourke, best-selling author, and America’s leading political humorist

Honorees:

  • Timothy C. Draper, world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur
  • Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Laureate economist
  • Yeonmi Park, North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist

Event Chairs:

Robert W. Alspaugh, William H. Draper III, John Hagel III, Kenneth G. Hecht Jr. Esq., Phillip Hudner Esq., Franklin P. Johnson Jr., Jennifer M. Johnson, David J. Teece CNZM, Leigh G. Teece

Through uncommon independence, depth, and clarity, the Independent Institute expands the frontiers of our knowledge of public policy and fosters new and effective directions for government reform. In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions. Through uncommon independence, depth, and clarity, the Independent Institute expands the frontiers of our knowledge of public policy and fosters new and effective directions for government reform.

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Root and Rebound 2017 Annual Benefit @ The Lab
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Root and Rebound 2017 Annual Benefit, Red Carpet Bay AreaRoot and Rebound 2017 Annual Benefit

Join Shaka Senghor, a storyteller, an author and one of many who transitioned from prison into society. Root and Rebound, a legal resource center, works to empower those who are re-entering communities from prison or jails all around California. Funds raised will help Root and Rebound expand their reach and provide legal assistance so that jail is not a life sentence. Their services restore hope and dignity and create real opportunities and second chances for those Americans who may have never had a first.