2021 Bazelon Center Virtual Annual Awards

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Join us for the 2021 Bazelon Center Virtual Annual Awards on Monday, October 25 at 7pm Eastern!

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Join us for the 2021 Bazelon Center Annual Awards!

The Virtual Annual Awards will be live-streamed online on Monday, October 25 at 7pm Eastern. Registration is FREE and the streaming link will be sent closer to the event date.

Open Captioning, ASL, and Audio Descriptions will be available for this event. Please contact with additional accessibility requests.


2021 Honorees

  • Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative
  • Cherene Caraco, CEO of Promise Resource Network and Director of Peer Voice NC
  • Jason Mitchell, Special Counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP
  • Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
  • U.S. Representative Katie Porter (CA-45)
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Thomas Francis Hehir, Harvard University (Ret.)
  • Vesper Judith Moore, COO of Kiva Centers

Special Guests

  • John Legend, multiplatinum artist, activist, and EGOT Winner
  • The Honorable Tony Coelho
  • Jane Pauley, Host, CBS's Sunday Morning
  • Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
  • Tom Harkin, United States Senator (IA)
  • Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs and Washington Correspondent & Host, Andrea Mitchell Reports


  • Yamiche Alcindor, Washington Week host and White House Correspondent at PBS NewsHour


  • Mandy Harvey, Jazz & Pop Singer & Songwriter, America's Got Talent Golden Buzzer Winner


Learn more and re-watch our 2020 Awards HERE.

Learn about sponsorship opportunities HERE.

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Organizer Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Organizer of 2021 Bazelon Center Virtual Annual Awards

The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law advocates for the civil rights, full inclusion, and equality of children and adults with mental disabilities. Since 1972, the Bazelon Center has worked to protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities through impact litigation, legislative policy and advocacy, technical assistance and individual representation.

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