NIJC's Human Rights Awards honors human rights champions and celebrates the contributions of business, philanthropic, and community leaders. In 2024, we'll be celebrating 25 years of impact at our special Silver Anniversary event! The Human Rights Awards is NIJC's signature event, drawing 1,000 attendees and funding programs that protect immigrant rights and provide access to life-changing immigration legal services for more than 10,000 people each year.
25th Annual NIJC Human Rights Awards
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CT
Keynote & Jeanne M. and Joseph P. Sullivan Award: EDWIDGE DANTICAT
Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; the novels-in-stories, The Dew Breaker, Claire of the Sea Light, and The Art of Death, a National Book Critics Circle finalist for Criticism. She has written seven books for children and young adults, a travel narrative, After the Dance, and a collection of essays, Create Dangerously. Her memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, The Beacon Best of 2000, Haiti Noir, Haiti Noir 2, and Best American Essays 2011. She is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, a 2018 winner of the Neustadt Prize, a 2019 winner of the Saint Louis Literary Award, a 2020 United States Artist Fellow, a 2020 winner of the Vilceck Prize, and a 2023 winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Her story collection, Everything Inside, was a 2020 winner of the Bocas Fiction Prize, The Story Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize. She is a Member of the New York Writer’s Hall of Fame and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is currently teaching at Columbia University.
Stay tuned for more details about the 25th Annual Human Rights Awards including additional awardees. Online ticket sales coming soon! If you'd like to purchase advance tickets, contact Lina Habib by email. In the meantime, see more about this past year's event, the 24th Annual Human Rights Awards.
2024 SPONSORS (as of 2/28/24)
KMA Zuckert LLC
McDermott Will & Emery
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Arnold & Porter
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Alvarez & Marsal
ArentFox Schiff LLP
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C.
RSM US LLP
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Weinberg/Newton Family Foundation
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Law Office of Jennifer K. Fardy, LLC
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 25th Annual NIJC Human Rights Awards, visit our sponsorship page for more information.