American Courage Awards

Mark your calendar for our 21st annual American Courage Awards reception on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Advancing Justice | AAJC 25th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 25 Years

This year's American Courage Awards reception will feature Advancing Justice | AAJC's 25th Anniversary Celebration on October 6, 2016 in Washington,  D.C. Get your ticket today to join the celebration!

25th Anniversary Celebration &
20th Annual American Courage Awards
October 6, 2016 | 5:30pm
The Capital Hilton
1001 16th St NW, Washington, D.C.

The American Courage Award goes to an individual, company or organization that has shown extraordinary courage or commitment to the cause of civil rights. This may include a corporate leader who has taken an important stand, an activist who overcame extraordinary challenges, an artist with a unique vision, or a journalist breaking an important story. This year, Vanita Gupta, principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, will be honored with the American Courage Award.

The Changemaker Award honors an individual, company or organization who is a catalyst for change, and will be presented to Jimmy Ferguson, owner and operator of multiple McDonald's franchises and former Asian McDonald’s Operators Association.

This year we will recognize the Walt Disney Company with the Bridge Builder Award, which acknowledges an individual, company or organization in recognition of its exceptional efforts to encourage community empowerment and diversity.

Honorees at Advancing Justice | AAJC's 25th Anniversary Celebration