2014 Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award

Legal-Aid-Society-LogoThe Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center has given the 2014 Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award to Nanette Gartrell and Dee Mosbacher for their dedication to improving the lives of poor, marginalized, or disenfranchised individuals and communities.

Nanette Gartrell is a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute and a member of the institute’s Founders Council. Her groundbreaking U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study examines the social, psychological, and emotional development of children and the dynamics of planned lesbian families. Her wife, Dee Mosbacher is a psychiatrist and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker whose most recent project was a web-based video campaign to end homophobia in men’s professional sports. Her 2010 documentary, “Training Rules,” focused on a women’s basketball coach at Penn State who refused to allow lesbian players on her team.

Both Nanette and Dee were honored at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s 98th Anniversary Luncheon on June 24, 2014 in San Francisco.

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The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center is a nonprofit, legal services organization assisting California’s low-income working families for more than 90 years. The center promotes the stability of low-income and disadvantaged workers and their families by addressing issues that affect their ability to achieve self-sufficiency.

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