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Defending Justice

The “16th Anniversary Gala” raised more than $150,000 for IPNO.

Daniel Rideau, Actress and Supporter Allison Williams and Exoneree Reginald Adams

Photographed by Kenny Martinez

The annual spring fundraiser of Innocence Project New Orleans supports IPNO’s work to free innocent prisoners in Louisiana and South Mississippi, expose injustice and prevent wrongful convictions.

Those honored for their contributions to the cause were Nandi F. Campbell, Attorney at Law; Jason Flom, President & CEO, Lava Records; Rep. Cedric B. Glover, Louisiana House of Representatives District 4; and Jason Rogers Williams and Robert Hjortsberg, Jason Rogers Williams & Associates Law Firm.

Food was catered by Jacques-Imo’s, Café Degas, Bao & Noodle and Bywater Bakery, including smoked brisket, turnip cakes, and gougères. Drinks were provided by Pal’s Lounge, Pizza Delicious and The Rusty Nail.

The gala decor had a special significance: 574 candles were lit, one for each year IPNO’s innocent clients have spent being wrongfully incarcerated.
 


EVENT AT A GLANCE

What: “16th Anniversary Gala,” benefiting Innocence Project New Orleans
When: Thursday, May 18
Where: The Cannery

 

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