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ONE INJUSTICE 2024
Fighting For the Wrongfully Convicted!
Join the Arizona Justice Project for the 6th One Injustice is One Too Many Gala, our annual fundraiser.
This year, the gala will focus on the stories of our amazing clients from childhood to post-incarceration. Join us in correcting injustices so our clients can have a meaningful chance at release and a brighter future.
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Time: 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Scottsdale Resort and Spa
7700 East McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
About the Gala
Join The Arizona Justice Project for the 6th One Injustice is One Too Many Gala, our annual fundraiser. We are excited to present this year’s speaker, Kirk Bloodsworth!
The One Injustice Gala will be an unforgettable night of heartfelt celebration at the Scottsdale Resort and Spa. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour in a beautiful courtyard setting, live music by the band Quinn Jolly, a raffle, a Mexican food buffet, great company, and more!
You will have the opportunity to hear about the work of the Arizona Justice Project, to meet our clients and staff, and to contribute to the pursuit of justice for the wrongfully convicted, or those who have suffered a manifest injustice, in Arizona. We hope you will join us.
We are excited to present this year’s keynote speaker, Kirk Bloodsworth!
Kirk Bloodsworth is the first person to be sentenced to death and then later exonerated by DNA evidence. He spent a total of 8 years, 10 months, and 19 days in prison, two of those years were on death row in Maryland. After DNA testing excluded Kirk as the perpetrator, he was finally exonerated in 1993.
Upon his release, Kirk became a voice for the innocent and advocated for broader use of DNA testing. He met with legislators on Capitol Hill and testified at numerous hearings, one of those hearings included our Founder, the late Larry Hammond. This advocacy work played a critical role in the passage of the 2004 Federal Justice for All Act, which included the Innocence Protection Act. Part of the Innocence Protection Act was named in honor of Kirk (“Bloodsworth” Post-Conviction DNA Testing Program), which created federal funding to support post-conviction case review and DNA testing. In 2008, Arizona became one of the first states in the country to receive a Bloodsworth grant.
Kirk is also the former Executive Director of Witness to Innocence, which is an organization “of, by, and for death row exonerees” to “empower exonerated death row survivors to be the most powerful and effective voice in the fight to end the death penalty and reform the justice system in the United States.”
Kirk’s compassion and determination has made a significant impact on the movement to abolish the death penalty. His advocacy alongside his fellow exonerated death row survivors was influential in eight of the nine states that have abolished the death penalty in the last 25 years, including his home state of Maryland.
- Live Music by Quinn Jolly
- Drinks in a beautiful courtyard setting
- A chance to provide encouraging messages to current clients and meet our former clients
- Keynote by Kirk Bloodsworth
- Your opportunity to help provide a second chance to those who have been wrongfully convicted, or suffered multiple manifest injustices, within the criminal justice system
Our gala makes it possible for our organization to raise funds in support of our mission to seek justice for the innocent, the wrongfully imprisoned, and those who have suffered manifest injustice under Arizona’s criminal justice system.
Please consider supporting our event with one of the available sponsorships:
Mail sponsorship contributions to:
Arizona Justice Project
4001 North 3rd Street Suite 401
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
For any sponsorship-related questions, please contact Katie Puzauskas, Communications and Legal Strategy Coordinator, by phone at (602) 844-1220, or by email at [email protected].
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Thank You to Our Sponsors
Yes. Guests must be 18 or older to attend. Guests younger than 21 years of age will require supervision.
Complimentary self-parking will be available on site for your convenience.
Cocktail attire recommended. Visit our One Injustice photo gallery to see what guests wore last year.
You DO NOT have to bring your printed ticket to the event. We will have your name on our guest list at registration.