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22nd Annual NIJC Human Rights Awards

Watch the recording of the event above!

Join us for the Virtual Human Rights Awards on June 8th!

The National Immigrant Justice Center's (NIJC) Human Rights Awards brings together a global audience to honor human rights champions and celebrate the contributions of business, civic, and community leaders. As NIJC's signature event, the Human Rights Awards provides critical funding that allows thousands of people to access life-changing immigration legal services and programs that protect immigrant rights.


Johannes Favi, community activist
Sara Ghadiri, Chapman and Cutler LLP


A panel discussion with NIJC clients, Ella, Gabriela, and Samer, moderated by Maria Hinojosa, founder and president of Futuro Media Group and author of Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America;
Special guest U.S. Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García (IL);
Performance by Albany Park Theater Project

Rising Star Awardees:

Xenia Chiu, Sidley Austin LLP 
Judy He, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Mara Klebaner, White & Case LLP
Luke Maher, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Lea Malewitz, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Emilie O’Toole, McDermott, Will & Emery, LLC
Akash Patel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
P.C. Wang, Sidley Austin LLP 
Lizzy Westrope, DLA Piper

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22nd Annual Human Rights Awards Program Booklet

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