TOMORROW: Civil and Human Rights Awards Dinner to Honor ‘Change Agents’

WASHINGTON – On May 16, at 6:30 p.m. ET, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will host its annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner, honoring inspiring change agents leading the defining movements of the 21st century.  This year’s honorees are: Cecile Richards, lifelong activist and outgoing president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Tarana Burke, #MeToo movement founder and tireless advocate for all survivors of sexual violence; and Dreamers, brave immigrant youth who are inspiring a country and leading their own movement for justice.

Greisa Martinez of United We Dream; Jonathan Jayes-Green of UndocuBlack; and activist Raymond Partalon will accept the Dreamers award on behalf of the 3.5 million youth. Dreamers selected by United We Dream, UndocuBlack, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC will also attend.

The evening is the largest annual gathering of the civil and human rights community, bringing together noted and notable leaders, including members of the executive branch, both houses of Congress, business leaders, educators, civil and human rights leaders, and the next generation of civil rights advocates. Public policy advocate and political analyst Maya Harris will emcee this year’s dinner.

More information on the honorees is available here.

Press passes are limited and will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Please note that TV camera space is extremely limited. Requests can be made to Kristen Voorhees – [email protected], and should include name, outlet and position (pencil, still photographer or TV camera).

WHAT: The Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner


  • Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood president
  • Tarana Burke, #MeToo movement founder
  • Greisa Martinez, United We Dream
  • Jonathan Jayes-Green, UndocuBlack
  • Raymond Partalon, social justice activist
  • Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Maya Harris, public policy advocate and policy analyst

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

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