American Courage Awards
Thank you all for attending the 24th annual American Courage Awards on Dec. 3, 2020! Honorees will receive their awards at our 2021 American Courage Awards celebration the evening of Thursday, October 7, 2021. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
2021 American Courage Awards: Oct. 7, 2021
Our 2021 American Courage Awards presentation will showcase the individuals and organizations who have shown extraordinary commitment to civil rights. The description of the award categories are below:
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 community 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.
The Changemaker Award honors an individual, company, or organization who is a catalyst for change. This may include an entrepreneur, student, or activist whose leadership has inspired action that has led to change on a local or national level that benefits Asian American communities.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. Stay tuned!
Honorees will receive their awards at our 2021 American Courage Awards celebration the evening of Thursday, October 7, 2021. Please contact email@example.com should you have any questions.
Our 2020 event took place virtually on YouTube and Facebook on December 3, 2020. Watch the full recording:
2020 American Courage Awards: Fighting Racism and Rising in Solidarity
The American Courage Awards is an annual event hosted by Advancing Justice | AAJC, honoring individuals, groups, and corporations in recognition of their extraordinary courage or commitment to the cause of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) civil rights.
In addition to using a virtual platform for this year’s event, we are shifting our traditional programming. The goal is to maintain the “spirit” of the American Courage Awards event while for the sake of relevancy we shift our focus from producing our traditional awards format to one that is more reflective of this year’s changing landscape. Of special focus will be our call-to-action on the spike of anti-Asian and anti-Asian American sentiment as a result of the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and our ongoing efforts in delivering on our mission.
The event is FREE this year! We appreciate any contributions you would like to make to enable Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC to continue protecting our communities and promoting civil and human rights for all.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Social Justice Hero
Bank of America
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
MS International Charitable Trust
EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Crowell & Moring
Ginger Lew and Lennart Ehn
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Nichols Liu LLP
Carol Izumi and Frank H. Wu
Davis, Graham & Stubbs
Law Offices of William C. Hou