b-activists: Join us! Mallika Dutt is honored with the American Courage Award by the Asian American Justice Center
We’re excited to announce that our Executive Director, Mallika Dutt, is being honored with the American Courage Award by the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), one of the nations leading civil rights organizations. This award goes to an individual who has shown extraordinary courage or commitment to the cause of civil rights.
The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., with Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) providing opening remarks. Anita Botti, Deputy Director of the President’s International Women’s Initiatives InterAgency Task Force, will present Mallika with the American Courage Award on behalf of Ambassador-at-Large, Melanne Verveer.
We’ve also partnered with the AAJC along with 25 other leading organizations to produce Restore Fairness, our powerful new documentary with interviews from Members of Congress, judges and personal testimonies that call on the government to bring back due process to immigration in the United States.
Watch AAJC’s President Karen Narasaki in Restore Fairness as she shares the importance of due process in our immigration system.
If you are in the D.C. area, please join us for the awards. And if you would like to donate and buy tickets for $75 online, please click here and select “American Courage Awards” under the program area. You can also buy tickets at the door. For more information, email June Jimenez or call 202/296-2300, x138.
13th Annual American Courage Awards
Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
September 28, 2009 by crissy spivey
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