NSC Announces 2019 Honorees to be Celebrated at Global Tastes

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Global Tastes is a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse communities through food! Started in 2007, Global Tastes is Nationalities Service Center’s most important fundraiser of the year and is the only fundraising event and food competition in Philadelphia featuring global cuisine. Every year, this gala event raises vital funds that allow immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area to continue to benefit from the NSC’s high quality legal, social, education, health and language access services. Nationalities Service Center (NSC) is pleased to announce the Global Tastes 2019 honorees.


Joe Hohenstein, newly elected State Representative of PA's 177th District in Philadelphia, is this year's Nationalities Service Award honoree. This award is presented each year to an immigrant or immigrant justice champion that demonstrates a commitment to assisting new Americans settled in Philadelphia. Joe is nationally renowned for his specialization in complex litigation before federal and immigration courts, and has won numerous precedential cases in the Third Circuit. He has been practicing immigration law for over 20 years, most recently Of Counsel at Landau, Hess, Simon & Choi, and early in his career served six years as an attorney at NSC. Joe is a respected mentor for NSC attorneys and many others in our field. He is an extraordinary and indefatigable champion for immigrants and refugees. "Joe is an incredible attorney and advocate for immigrants and their families. We are very proud to recognize Joe for his continuous fight for fundamental American values," stated Margaret O'Sullivan, NSC's Executive Director.


Villanova University is this year’s Margaret Harris Award honoree, which is given to those who are on the front lines of immigrant and refugee assistance and advocacy. As an education leader in law, nursing and ministry, Villanova has supported NSC and worked closely with our Survivor Services, Health & Wellness and Legal services. Villanova has provided on-site health screening during legal intakes and partnerships with their Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic. It is rare to work with an educational partner on so many service front lines. We value our partnership with Villanova and want to celebrate their advocacy, education, and service activities around refugees and immigrants. Alicia Karr, NSC Board Chair, said, "We couldn't be happier to honor Villanova's true commitment to immigrants and refugees in Philadelphia."

Mr. Hohenstein and Villanova University will be honored at Global Tastes on April 4th, 2019 at WHYY. The General Event will take place from 7-10pm, with a VIP Reception from 6-7pm.


For tickets please visit: https://nsc.ticketleap.com/global-tastes-2019/