The 2012 City Of Justice Honorees

Danny Goldberg, President, Goldve Entertainment

Danny Goldberg is a music business executive, an activist and an author. Goldberg is President of Goldve Entertainment whose management clients include Steve Earle, Peaches and Tom Morello. Previously he managed Nirvana and Bonnie Raitt and was President of Atlantic Records, Chairman of Warner Bros Records and President of the Mercury Records Group. He has written the books “How The Left Lost Teen Spirit,” and “Bumping Into Geniuses,” and co-directed the  documentary “No Nukes,” which starred Bruce Springsteen.

Kamala D. Harris, California Attorney General

Kamala D. Harris is the 32nd Attorney General of the State of California. Attorney General Harris began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. In 1998, she joined the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.  She also served as the head of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Division on Children and Families. She is author of the book Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer. B.A.: Howard University; J.D.: University of California, Hastings College of the Law

James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Since taking office in 1999, Hoffa has been rebuilding the International Brotherhood of Teamsters into the strongest, most powerful voice in North America for working families.  Before he took office in 1999, he was Administrative Assistant to the President on Michigan Joint Council 43 and a labor lawyer in Detroit for 25 years, representing Teamster joint councils, local unions and workers in legal matters. In the 1960s, he was a Teamster laborer in Detroit. B.A.: Economics; LLB Law: Michigan State University

Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Dr. Pollin conducts research on macroeconomics and conditions for low-wage workers and is also an expert on global financial markets and clean-energy economics.  His books include The Living Wage, Building a Fair Economy and Opportunities for the Green Economy.  He has consulted for, among other organizations, the U.S. Department of Energy, Center for American Progress and the Natural Resources Defense Council. B.A.: History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D.: Economics, New School for Social Research