Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Jammin' for Justice" Legal Services fundraiser honoring Professor Emerita Dr. Nancy Schafer tops $15,000

L to r: Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice Center faculty; Jennifer Schafer-Soderman;
and Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, outside the Tap Root.
The Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) fundraiser honoring UAA Justice Center Professor Emerita Dr. Nancy Schafer who passed away in September 2013 raised over $15,000 to provide legal services for low-income and senior women.

Dr. Schafer's daughter, Jennifer Schafer-Soderman, had made a $15,000 challenge grant to ALSC  - an amount which was matched at the fundraiser - bringing the total donated to over $30,000.

The event, "Jammin' for Justice," was held at the Tap Root and featured musicians Hilary Morgan, Melissa Mitchell, and Marian Call.  Members of the legal community, Justice Center faculty and staff, and former students of Dr. Schafer were among those who attended.

Dr. John Angell addresses the crowd at the fundraiser.
 At the event, Jennifer Schafer-Soderman recalled her mother's commitment to women's rights and access to justice.  Dr. John Angell, former Director of the Justice Center, also spoke and described Dr. Schafer's contributions to justice research and her service to the Justice Center and UAA.

Contract Laura Goss, Alaska Legal Services, for more information:  lgoss@alsc-law.org
or 907-222-4521.