NYLPI Announces 2022 Felix A. Fishman Award Winners

July 26, 2022

Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, Event Recap, Fishman Awards, Health Justice, Immigrant Justice, News

Award winner Raya Salter speaks at a podium. An ASL Interpreter interprets next to Salter.

On July 20, NYLPI celebrated the 2022 Felix A. Fishman Awards for Extraordinary Advocacy through a highly-attended outdoor ceremony at City Winery the first in-person ceremony in two years. Established in 2003, the Felix A. Fishman Awards are given by NYLPI every year to recognize the work of community lawyers and advocates who demonstrate a commitment to expanding access to justice.

This year NYLPI proudly honored Raya Salter, Esq., founder of the Energy Justice Law and Policy Center; and the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, an organization that assists LGBTQIA+ folks coming out of immigration detention and those crossing the Mexico/US border. NYLPI was proud to honor Raya and QDEP for their work fighting for equity and justice.

View photos from the event here.

Read more about the ceremony on our website.

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