Human Rights Awards Dinner

The 2020 Human Rights Awards Dinner will be held on Monday, June 15 at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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The event features an extensive and unique silent auction, several volunteer awards, and a keynote address from Lee Gelernt, the Deputy Director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project. He has litigated to overturn the first travel ban, stop mass deportations of refugees, and reunite families separated at the border. His work saves lives, and we are so proud to recognize him with this award. To learn more about Mr. Gelernt, click here.

A special recognition award will be presented to our partners at the Moscow Community Center. The Moscow Community Center is a resource for LGBT individuals, and is a platform for carrying out a variety of projects aimed at the education, training, creation, and support of the LGBT community in the Moscow region. MCC unites activists, offers, solutions, and helps achieve the goals of the Moscow area LGBT community.

Tickets are available individually or in tables of 10. Guests may also choose to sponsor the attendance of one of The Advocates' clients by adding $100 to the ticket price.

June 15, 2020
5:00 - 6:15 Silent Auction
6:30 - 8:30 Dinner, Awards, and Keynote

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Thank you to our 2019 sponsors who made our most successful event yet possible.

For more information on sponsorship or to become a sponsor for 2020, please contact Liz Kelleher by email or phone at (612) 746-4682.


Tickets are now available here. If you have questions about tickets, please contact Emily Olinger by email or phone at (612) 746-4680.

If you have general questions about the event or would like to learn about being a sponsor, please contact Liz Kelleher by email or phone at (612) 746-4682.

About the Human Rights Awards Dinner

A time-honored tradition, the Human Rights Awards Dinner is held each year to honor individuals who have contributed significantly to the human rights movement and to The Advocates' work. The Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award and other awards are presented at the event. For information about award recipients and details of past events, click here.

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