Awards

Justice John James’ed: Longtime activist receives the justice award at Philadelphia FIGHT’s AIDS Education Month Prevention Summit

Congratulations to our friend John James on being awarded the annual Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award for Prevention, Treatment and Justice. In his acceptance speech yesterday, John did what he does best – sharing information and making people think. He told an audience of several hundred people at the Pennsylvania Convention Center that “your zip code makes…

David W. Webber receives 2016 Alexander Forger Award

Congratulations to our founding executive director David W. Webber, who was honored with the 2016 Alexander Forger award for “sustained excellence in HIV legal services” from the American Bar Association’s AIDS Coordinating Committee. The award was presented at the Committee’s HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference on February 4, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Joining David…

Honors at Black-Tie GayBINGO

Ronda B. Goldfein, executive director of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, was honored by the Philadelphia AIDS Fund as Favorite Straight Person of the Year at Black-Tie GayBINGO on Saturday, April 5.

The AIDS Law Project wins the Alexander D. Forger Award for Excellence in HIV Legal Services and Advocacy from the American Bar Association AIDS Coordinating Committee.

The committee recognized us for our “record of commitment and effectiveness in the fight against HIV and AIDS.” The award, established in 2012, was presented at the ABA HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference on February 28th in Atlanta.

AIDS Law Project volunteer awarded fellowship

We congratulate Mr. Adrian Lowe on his award of a Conwell Community Corps fellowship in December 2012. The fellowship program, run by Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, funds paid, full-time, temporary positions for lawyers at Philadelphia-area public interest law firms. Adrian graduated Temple Law in 2012 and passed the bar in Pennsylvania. He will continue to assist on…

Goldfein honored as “hero” by Delaware Valley Legacy Fund

On June 3, 2012, Executive Director Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq., was honored as the “Straight-Ally Hero of the Year” by the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF), which strives to increase philanthropy and grantmaking to support the community needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) and straight-allied communities. According to the Fund’s website, Heroes are…

AIDS Law Project receives Kuromiya Award for “fighting fearlessly”

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is proud to announce that its staff has been awarded the 2012 Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award for Justice. The award, sponsored by Philadelphia FIGHT, was presented at the AIDS Education Month opening reception on May 31, 2012, at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. Named for the longtime HIV and…

Executive Director Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq., is runner-up for the Philadelphia Gay News Person of the Year 2012 award

Ronda was cited for her work on the Milton Hershey case and, in her role as chair of the Police Advisory Commission, on the Nizah Morris homicide investigation. Activist Jaci Adams also was honored as a runner-up. Adams, a friend of the Law Project, was praised because she “focuses on both HIV and trans-health issues yet doesn’t…

AIDS Law Project Leader Receives Award at Outfest

Executive Director Ronda B. Goldfein, Esq. received the 2011 “Outproud Friend” award, given by Philly Pride, organizers of the PrideDay Parade and Festival, OutFest and other Philadelphia Pride events. The award recognizes contributions made by allies on behalf of the LGBT community. Ronda was formally presented her award on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Outfest, held in Center…

AIDS Law Project Intern Honored by BAR Association

Earle Mack School of Law student Yuan Tang, a member of the school’s Civil Litigation Field Clinic at the AIDS Law Project, was honored during the Third Annual Awards Ceremony of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Public Interest Section on Dec. 9, 2010. The award recognized Yuan’s commitment to providing equal access to the law.