The Pat Brown Institute 2018 Annual Dinner took place on April 26, 2018 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. Read more about the dinner here.

, 2018 Dinner Honoree Deena Katz

Deena Katz

Deena Katz is an experienced organizer with a special talent for bringing people together to advocate for social change. She was recently selected by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to organize the March For Our Lives rally in Washington D.C., which drew hundreds of thousands of people to the nation’s capital in support of new gun control laws.  She also serves a Co-Executive Director of the Women’s March LA Foundation and helped plan the 2017 and 2018 marches in downtown Los Angeles – all in an effort to promote inclusion and equity.  In her professional life, Deena has worked as a Producer on dozens of high profile television series and specials with high profile talent from all genres, ranging from the Academy Awards to the Presidential Inauguration. Deena currently produces several shows including “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” and is the multi Emmy nominated Co-Executive Producer of “Dancing with the Stars.” She has also produced series on WB, ABC, NBC, HBO, Bravo, CW, Lifetime and CBS, just to name a few.

In almost biblical terms, organizers and participants aim to revive the spirit of the feminine, and to revive the hearts of the crushed. Working from a place of pain, they’re turning it into a healing force, harnessing energy that has yet to be released.

Honorees Emiliana Guereca and Deena Katz: Women’s March LA Founders Preview the 2018 Event from KTLA