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 events@advancingjustice-aajc.org should you have any questions.

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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 events@advancingjustice-aajc.org should you have any questions.

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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. 

Read our President and Executive Director John C. Yang's thank you message.

Click here to see 2019 honorees and event highlights!  

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Thank you to our sponsors!

 

LEAD SPONSOR 

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Comcast NBCUniversal 

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Bank of America

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Google 

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Community Champion

AT&T 

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T-Mobile

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

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MS International Charitable Trust

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Protector

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Defender

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 

 

Advocate

Crowell & Moring

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Activist

Carol Izumi and Frank H. Wu

Davis, Graham & Stubbs

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