Dish It Up
Join us for the 10th Anniversary of Dish It Up!
Wednesday, March 28th
main event 6 pm - sponsor reception 5:15 pm
Cescaphe Event Group's Vie, 600 N Broad Street, Philadelphia PA
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The 10th Annual Dish It Up, Our Voices, Our Stories, will provide guests with a powerful look at the lives transformed by Women Against Abuse.
Join us to hear from William Spratley, an advocate and the father of Ameya, whose life was tragically cut short at the hands of an abusive boyfriend in 2010. William will share how he is creating hope after those dark days by becoming Ameya’s voice for change.
Experience a stunning art piece created by survivors in our safe havens, both children and adults, as they share their voices and what they would like you to know about their lives. Take a moment to leave a message of encouragement and solidarity that the many survivors who enter our doors will see in the years to come.
Our Voices, Our Stories acknowledges the critical importance of listening to and affirming the experiences of those affected by domestic violence. We will celebrate the accomplishments of the last year and give towards this incredible mission.
The Dish It Up Advocate of the Year award honors a person(s) who demonstrates extraordinary leadership for efforts to prevent domestic violence and promote safety for women in Philadelphia. Women Against Abuse is pleased to recognize Joe H. Tucker, Jr. for his tireless support – not only of this organization and the survivors we support – but for victims and survivors in all realms who would otherwise be without a voice.
Mr. Tucker is the Founder and Managing Partner of Tucker Law Group focused on complex civil litigation matters, and is one of the country’s leading trial lawyers. Mr. Tucker has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as one of the state’s top attorneys (2005-2016) and is a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Tucker is active in Bar Association activities. He has served as President of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia; is Master of the Bench of the University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court; and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, United States Supreme Court Historical Society and National Bar Association.
Mr. Tucker has a long-standing commitment to the community and public service. Mr. Tucker has served on many non-profit boards including Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Support Center for Child Advocates, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters – Independence Region. He is deeply committed to empowering women within his firm, who are represented at all levels of leadership.
Mr. Tucker has received numerous awards and accolades, including: the Support Center for Child Advocates’ 40 for 40 Friends Award; Spectrum Health Services’ 50 Community Gems Award; the Temple University Alumni Association’s Impact Award; the Black Law Students’ Association Cecil B. Moore Award; and 6abc’s African American Businessman Making a Difference in the Community Award.
We are thankful to have Renee Amoore's leadership as our 2018 Honorary Chair of Dish It Up! Renee will also be leading the live text-to-pledge solicitation at the event.
“Now more than ever, we must take a stand against relational violence and lead with our giving.” –Renee Amoore, The Amoore Group
We are thrilled to have Melissa Magee return as our Mistress of Ceremonies! Melissa joined the 6abc Action News team in 2009, and is currently the weekend meteorologist for Action News at 6pm, 11pm, as well as Action News at 10pm on PHL-17. She came to 6abc from WNYW in New York, where she presented the weather for the station’s midday newscast. Melissa also anchored the weather for the Good Day New York morning show, as well as the evening newscasts. Melissa is committed to making a distinctive and lasting connection with the viewers. She enjoys hosting a variety of annual 6abc specials, including the Philadelphia Auto Show and the Philadelphia Flower Show. Melissa is also a co-host of FYI Philly, 6abc's weekly entertainment and lifestyle program. Whether she’s out in the field or in-studio, Melissa enjoys gathering facts, and in turn, communicating that valuable information to those who need it the most. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, working out, dancing and spending time with family and friends.