2019 Courageous Luminaries Awards

2019 Awards
Honoring Courageous Luminaries

On October 3, 2019, join the National Immigration Law Center and the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund as we celebrate the immigrant justice movement’s collective accomplishments to forcefully challenge the Administration’s punitive and repressive policy agenda, and ensure that low-income immigrants and refugees can thrive and live freely, safely, and with dignity. There are so many great advocates to celebrate in this important work; please come to cheer them on!

All event proceeds help sustain our work to advance justice, equity, and opportunity for low-income immigrants and their families.

For sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your tickets contact Lucy Brandon at (213) 481-6048.


21 Savage, Atlanta-based, multi-platinum rapper and producer
For helping to shine a light on our country’s broken immigration system by speaking out against the way he was aggressively targeted and detained earlier this year by ICE for overstaying his visa.

Somos Un Pueblo Unido
For their unsung work along the border in New Mexico to promote worker and racial justice.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
For the firm’s pro bono legal support in a case challenging retaliatory immigration enforcement against farmworker leaders organizing for justice.




Grace Parra
American screenwriter, presenter, activist and actress who was a contributor on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.


Event Sponsors

We deeply appreciate the following
sponsors (confirmed to date) for their generous support:

Catalyst Sponsors

Service Employees International Union


Trailblazer Sponsors

Laborers’ International Union of North America

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

National Immigration Law Center 
& NILC Immigrant Justice Fund
Board of Directors

Champion Sponsor

AltaMed Health Services Corporation

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Zegar Family Foundation

Torchbearer Sponsors

American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

The California Endowment

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Epic Records

Beacon Sponsors

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  • California Teachers Association
  • Gursey | Schneider LLP
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 770
  • United We Dream Network

    Allied Sponsors

  • Alameda Health Consortium
  • Allegiance Strategies LLC
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association – So. CA Chapter
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
  • Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood, APLC
  • USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration