State Senator Weinberg and Vitale to receive award at Hyacinth AIDS Foundation Gala


Gala to be held at Dolce in Basking Ridge

New Jersey State Senators Loretta Weinberg and Joseph Vitale will receive the first Riki Jacobs Social Justice Award at the Annual Hyacinth Gala & Silent Auction on November 7, 2009 at Dolce Basking Ridge.

This award was established to honor the memory of Riki E. Jacobs, Hyacinth’s former Executive Director of 17 years, who died after a long illness last March. Riki Jacobs dedicated her life to the advancement of social justice, particularly those issues that impact people living with HIV/AIDS:  poverty, racism and homophobia. She worked closely with Senators Weinberg and Vitale to fight for progressive public health policies.