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Human Rights Award Dinner

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. 

Learn about the event, The Advocates' work, and our 2021 honorees in the event program below.

Award Winners

Congratulations to our Don & Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award recipients: Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, U.C. Hastings College of the LawWomen Against Violence Europe (WAVE), to our Human Rights Defender Award recipient, Darnella Frazier, and to our Volunteer Award recipients: Scott Smith; the Stinson Rapid Regulation Response TeamDotty Bieurance and Rhonda Phillips; the Immigration Court Observers Leaders Team; and Carrie Brasser.

These outstanding advocates have defended the right to seek asylum, helped individual victims of human rights abuses, documented human rights violations, coordinated grassroots movements, and helped The Advocates adapt to the pandemic. It is our honor to celebrate them on June 24.

Learn more about our 2021 award recipients here.

Silent Auction

The Advocates’ silent auction is now closed. Thank you for bidding!


Please contact Liz Kelleher by email or phone at 612-746-4682.

Past HRADs

For information about award recipients and details of past events, click here.


Our sponsors are champions for human rights. To become a sponsor, please contact Liz Kelleher by email or phone at 612-746-4682.