The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. served as the venue for EPI's 25th anniversary dinner.
EPI President Larry Mishel pumps up the crowded ballroom.
EPI founder and former president Jeff Faux shares a moment with EPI board member and event emcee Julianne Malveaux and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman.
EPI Vice President Ross Eisenbrey and EPI founder Ray Marshall strike a pose.
Presidents past and present: Faux and Mishel.
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman presents Marshall, one of her mentors, with his award.
Marshall was all smiles after accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award.
Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin and Krugman rub shoulders backstage.
Mishel and retired Wisconsin congressman David Obey cross paths in the lobby.
Mishel strikes up conversation with EPI founder Robert Kuttner.
Malveaux, the president of Bennett College, entertains the capacity crowd.
Wisconsin firefighter and labor leader Mahlon Mitchell poses with his wife April.
California Rep. George Miller presents Mitchell and Kim Hoffman, a music teacher and union activist, with photos from Earl Dotter's collection. Dotter is the preeminent photographer of American workers and all of the evening's honorees received photos from his portfolio.
Mishel presents Faux with a photograph from Dotter's collection.
United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard presents Krugman with his Dotter photo after awarding him the Distinguished Economist Award.