Every year, the Washington Peace Center throws the activist party of the season!
The Activist Awards Grassroots Gala is a wonderful event where we celebrate DC activists' hard work and successes in creating a more just and peaceful world. We honor local activists and throw a party for the entire community. This year, for the first time, we'll be holding the Activist Awards in the spring, so save the date!
When: Thursday, March 31
Where: St Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC.
Click here to submit your nominations for a 2016 Activist Award!
The 2014 winners were....
Aja Taylor, Bread for the City and the DC Ban the Box Coalition
Bruno Avila, Employment Justice Center and Latino Economic Development Center
Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community
Noura Erakat, Jadaliyya and the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival
Salim Adofo, National Black United Front
Salvador Sarmiento, National Day Laborers Organizer Network and Cosita Seria
Youth Award: Lydia Brown, Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Lifetime Achievement Award: Shujaa Graham, Witness to Innocence
Click here to see more details about all our inspirational awardees.
Did you know? WPC sustainers get FREE tickets to the Activist Awards! Click here to become a sustainer at just $10/month and get a free ticket, plus know that you'll be supporting peace and justice every day of the year.
Need more reasons to join us? Click here to watch this 2012 video for the top five reasons.
Have you been to all nine previous Activist Awards?
- Click here to see all the impressive Awardees from the past nine years.
- Check out a slideshow of pictures from past years here, including photos from the first Activist Awards in 2004!