CNN Hero Susan Burton Fundraising Gala - Omni Hotel A New Way of Life Reentry Project

All Photographs by film producer/ photographer Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

 

Sun, Dec 8th, 2013- Downtown Los Angeles- “Looking Back – Moving Forward”.

CNN Hero Susan Burton’s ‘A New Way of Life Reentry project’ (ANWOL) held its 15th annual fundraising gala at the luxurious Omni Hotel last Sunday. Decorated in beautiful holiday cheer and sponsored by District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the event was hosted by Dr. Margaret Prescod.

Mark Ridley-Thomas, Susan Burton and Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Host Dr. Margaret Prescod. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Actor Lennie James, film producer Clinton H. Wallace, Publicists Nadine Jolson and Malcom Jolson. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

 

Guests enjoyed celebrating Susan Burton and honoree Tiffany Johnson, and all of those who have helped along the way, with a silent auction while cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served before the dinner and awards gala.

 

Honoree Tiffany Johnson and host Dr. Margaret Prescod. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Vicky Jeudy and Honoree Tiffany Johnson. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Susan Burton, Christy Oldham, Vicky Jeudy and Mark Burman. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Some of the celebrities in attendance were: Singer Kaya Jones , actress Vicky Jeudy, actress Doris Morgado, singer Susan Toney, actress Katherine Alrear, actress Daphne Wayans, model Claudia Graf, actor Sean Patrick Thomas, singer Sheri Pedigo, filmmaker Christy Oldham, film producer/photographer Clinton H. Wallace, actor Lennie James, actress Holly Marie Combs, and actress Aonika Laurent.

Mark Ridley-Thomas, Pastor Larry W. Foy, Vicky Jeudy, Susan Burton and Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Actress Aonika Laurent and actor Sean Patrick Thomas. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Filmmaker Christy Oldham and actor Lennie James. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Singer Susan Toney. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Vicky Jeudy and Christy Oldham. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Singer Kaya Jones. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

 

About Susan Burton’s ‘A New Way of Life Reentry Project’ (ANWOL)

 

Susan Burton, an African American woman who was incarcerated six times and transformed her saga of abuse and redemption onto social advocacy on behalf of marginalized women, founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in 1998 and has helped over 500 women with finding housing and support for reentry into society. She has been honored by CNN’s Top Ten Heroes, the NAACP and HarvardUniversity for her social justice advocacy.

 

About The Photographer

Clinton H. Wallace. Photo credit and copyright Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International

Clinton H. Wallace
Photomundo International
West Coast Senior Staff Photographer

 

Acclaimed celebrity photo-journalist and film producer/director Clinton H. Wallace has over two decades experience working in the entertainment industry. In addition to being a staple at Hollywood A list red carpet events setting the tone of each event, with his vibrant images that are reminiscent of his exotic German and Scottish-Jamaican background, Wallace, a world traveler to the top International Films Festivals, has also written, produced or executive produced numerous award-winning independent feature films and has written, produced and published several books. 

 

 

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