Brooklyn Legal Services’ 2017 Champion of Justice Awards were held Oct. 23 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Honorees from left are: Michelle Anderson, president of Brooklyn College and a leading scholar on rape law; Betty Staton, Brooklyn Legal Services president; and Meghan Faux, Brooklyn Legal Services project director.

The evening also honored Girls for Gender Equity and Willkie Farr & Gallagher. The funds raised will be dedicated to fighting social and racial injustice and eradicating poverty.