PATRIACT promotes America’s promise of freedom and general welfare for all by empowering causes that defend civil rights & liberties. Our mission is twofold:

  1. To foster the understanding that equality, liberty and dignity are indispensable American values.
  2. To defend civil rights & civil liberties by leveraging legal tools and mechanisms readily available to Americans.

PATRIACT leverages the most powerful tools for defending civil rights and liberties – the law and the press. We financially support organizations that ensure every person is guaranteed fair legal representation in matters of civil rights and civil liberties, and groups that protect the press’s work in holding power structures accountable.

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May 5th, 2017

A benefit for Center For Gender and Refugee Studies

University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Skyroom at 100 McAllister Street, San Francisco
7pm to 10pm
Tickets: Starting at $130

PATRIACT’s inaugural event will benefit The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS – https://cgrs.uchastings.edu) and their crucial work of protecting the fundamental human rights of women, children, LGBT individuals, and other refugees who flee persecution. By providing technical assistance in asylum & immigration cases and policy advocacy, CGRS has touched the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants.

View report of CGRS accomplishments in 2016

WHAT does this event include?

  • Amazing food, wine & beer + 360 degree views of San Francisco!
  • Art exhibit by internationally renowned sculptor & visual artist Boback Emad (http://www.boback-emad.com).
  • Speakers from Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) & Center for Gender & Refugee Studies will share their experiences working on the front lines of America’s broken immigration system.
  • Interactive photo project hosted by Immigrant Nation. Attendees can sign up to have their portrait taken and can share their immigrant story. Participants will be featured on www.myimmigrantnation.com.
  • Creative corner hosted by Protest Cakes. Come get crafty with the Protest Cakes crew and enter to have your cake design featured on the Protest Cakes instagram page -> @protestcakes!
  • Live music by: Sucker Crush (https://suckercrush.bandcamp.com) and Katy Stephan (http://www.katystephan.com)

WHERE does “Salt, Sugar & Love From Nowhere” come from?

Salt, Sugar & Love From Nowhere draws inspiration from history. In the 1950’s, Georgia Gilmore and the Club from Nowhere used the power of cakes, cookies and home cooking to fund the civil rights movement. Pooling $14, the activists created renegade bake shops on street corners to support the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Thank you, Georgia Gilmore, for inspiring us to follow in your footsteps!

We are thrilled to share with you a mesmerizing 360 degree view of our sparkling city, art, conversation, live music, wine, beer and delicious food inspired by all the people who make America beautiful!

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