2022 Tribute to Change

The Tribute to Change is Bread & Roses’ annual family reunion for people who care about social change. We come together to celebrate victories, honor remarkable organizers, and raise money for grassroots movements for justice.

The 2022 Tribute to Change was held on June 23, 2022. You can find pictures of the event here.

2022 Theme

The theme of the 2022 Tribute to Change was “We Have Each Other: uplifting community care, mutual aid, and collective joy!” We honored local organizers who inspire movements for change by working with their communities to identify and address pressing needs.


After considering over 100 nominations our committee selected the following organizers and groups to honor at the 2022 Tribute to Change:

Rochelle Nichols-Solomon, Paul Robeson Lifetime Achievement Award
Rev. Michelle Simmons, Trailblazer Award
Shakeda Gaines, Trailblazer Award
Sonia Parikh, Emerging Leader Award
Philly Thrive, Victory is Ours Award
The Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation, Robin Hood was Right Award

Learn more about our 2022 honorees!


Amistad Law Project
Amistad Movement Power
AMJ Foundation
Amy Faulring & Dave Jonas
Andrea Perrone
Ann Weigand & Alan Hedges
Bonnie Raines
Brad Linder & Farrah Parkes
Brian Baxter & Ilene Shane
Burkholder-Flak Family
Cameron & Kaitlan Baston
Carol Rogers & Rob Frederick
Cindy Rosenthal & Art Read
Connie & Terry Dellmuth
Curtiss P.S. Hannum
David Kannerstein
David W. Haas
Denise M. Brown
Disability Pride PA
Dragonfly Partners
Drick & Cynthia Boyd
Eastwick Friends & Neighhbors Coalition
Elicia Gonzales & Megan Hannah
Elisabeth & Stuart Bass
Erika Aaron
Erika Owens & Katherine Wood
Erme Maula & Aileen Haggerty
Gemma Mears
Gloria Gilman
Harriet Rubenstein & Marty Brigham
Harriet W. Stone & Lawrence D. Stone
Harvey Finkle & Bonnie Prest-Thal
Helen Evelev
Hillary Blecker

Ilene & David Winikur
Independence Foundation
Irit Reinheimer
Irv Ackelsberg and Pat Urevick
James Martin
James Solomon
Jean Hunt & Mas Nakawatase
Jeanette Elstein
Jennifer Jordan, Rose White, & Levi Jordan-White
Jenny Lyman & Greg Schmidt
Jill Feldstein
Joan Davitt
Joel & Audrey Swartz
John Chou & Teresa Wallace
Jolley Bruce Christman
Jonathan Stein
Joseph P. Piscitello & Marissa A. Perrone
Judge Ramy Djerassi
Judith Chomsky
Judy Buchanan & Jim Parker
Julia Stone & Aaron Kreider
Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg, & Lin, LLP
Kathy Black & Arthur Sharon
Laborers’ Local 332
Larry D. Holman
Laura Kind McKenna
Lawrence D. Stone
Len Rieser & Fernando Chang-Muy
Liberty Resources Inc.
Lizzy Schmidt
Lori Ginzberg & Joel Steiker
Louise Hayes
Mara Natkins & Jerry Fagliano
Marilyn McHenry

Mary Catherine Roper
Mary Goldman
Meghan Huppuch & Yahya Alazrak
Melissa Weiler Gerber
Message Agency
Mytili Jagannathan
Nan Langen Steketee & Scott Steketee
Nancy and Terence Culleton
Nina Wong
Norma & David Blecker
Pathways to Housing PA
Patrice R. Green
Patricia Ma
Peggy & Mark Curchack
Pembroke Philanthropy Advisors
Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity
Philly CLUW
Rebecca Alpert & Christie Balka
Reinvestment Fund
Resource Generation
Richard C. Baron
Rue Landau & Kerry Smith
Sam Merkt
Sarah Burgess
Sarah Zlotnik & Noah T. Winer
Securing the Roots crew
Steve & Barbara Gold
Susan Schewel
Suzanne J. Young & David T. Rammler
Teamsters Local 502 CASA
The Organizing Center
Trina Middleton
Walter Tsou

Theme Inspiration

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About the Tribute to Change

The Tribute to Change is Bread & Roses’ annual gathering honoring local social change heroes. Explore past events here.

Planning Committee

Yahya Alazrak, chair
Elisabeth Bass
Kathy Black
Jeanette Elstein
Amy Eusebio
Amy Faulring
Toby Fraser

Sappho Fulton
Elicia Gonzales
Patrice Green
Jean Hunt
Nora Lichtash
Erika Owens
Andrea Pien

Susan Schewel
Michelle Simmons
Sandi Smith
Nan Langen Steketee
Julia Stone
Evockeea Wayenahan
LaTrista Webb
Kai Yohman