As 2018 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of the pro-bono clients Cerrell has gone above and beyond for. Cerrell’s team has a storied history of civic engagement and community service, and we’re proud of our work promoting the inspiring work these organizations do to better our communities throughout Los Angeles and beyond.
This year has had its fair share of hot-button issues, but immigration stood out by the stark images and touching stories. We were proud to take a stand by launching a national media outreach program regarding a federal lawsuit to block the Trump Administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Working with a legal team led by attorney at Gibson Dunn representing six DACA recipients, known as “Dreamers,” Cerrell developed a unified communications strategy and narrative, highlighting the serious harmful impact repealing DACA would have on not only Dreamers, but our society. Our work helped inspire public support for the plaintiffs and Dreamer community, which led to Congress moving towards a legislative fix to tackle this issue head on.
THE WALL LAS MEMORIAS PROJECT
It’s beyond rewarding to work with dedicated and inspiring leaders who break through stigmas and stereotypes and help bring communities together. For decades, The Wall Las Memorias Project (TWLMP) and its Executive Director Richard Zaldivar have created a safer place in Southern California for dialogue, community building, education and prevention services around HIV/AIDS in diverse communities.
TWLMP is revitalizing its AIDS monument in the Lincoln Park area of Los Angeles, the first publicly funded AIDS monument in the nation, and we’re helping raise awareness about their mission through a brand enhancement program. We’re excited to continue this work into 2019 and see the relaunch of the monument come to reality.