San Francisco, CA — The San Francisco-based Women’s Intercultural Network will honor Public Defender Jeff Adachi with its Jedi Knight Award for “men of good will” who have supported women’s issues and social justice in California.

The award will be given at WIN’s 15th Anniversary Benefit, held Saturday, Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m. at Delancey Street Town Hall in San Francisco.  WIN has been connecting and amplifying women’s voices globally and locally for 15 years.

WIN President and CEO Marilyn Fowler said the award—like its Star Wars namesake – represents individuals who fearlessly fight against injustice.

“I’ve watched Jeff Adachi’s path for the past 18 years and I think of him like a Jedi Knight – willing to work inside the Death Star,” said Marilyn Fowler. “He has always supported women’s rights, gay rights and has always been for the underdog.”

The Public Defender said he was honored to receive the award.

“It is a privilege to be recognized by the Women’s Intercultural Network, an organization that is doing tremendous things to promote democracy through giving all women a voice,” Adachi said.

Also honored as heroes and heroines will be Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Alahe Amani, Madeline Duckles, Mimi Silbert and Elisa Maria Sanchez. Rose Aguilar of KALW radio will moderate a roundtable discussion, including Adachi and local activists, on hot button issues. The evening will also feature ethnic delicacies, film and video retrospectives and a performance by the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco.

For more information, call the Women’s Intercultural Network at 415-221-4841.