2023 #Law4ThePeople Awards Celebration

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As part of our virtual #Law4ThePeople Awards Celebration, the NLG will recognize incredible people who have devoted their work to the struggle for justice and liberation. Join us in honoring their achievements and support the NLG!

Be a part of our virtual celebration at the 2023 NLG #Law4ThePeople Awards on Tuesday, December 5th! At our annual awards celebration, the National Lawyers Guild will honor members and allies for their extraordinary commitment to our mission of human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.

Join us as we present the 2023 #Law4thePeople Award to Community Movement Builders, a member-based collective of black people creating sustainable, self-determining communities through cooperative economic advancement and collective community organizing, for their extraordinary work in the struggle for justice and liberation. We will also be honoring Armen Merjian, one of the nation’s leading HIV/AIDS and civil rights attorneys, with the Ernie Goodman Award for his extraordinary commitment to human and civil rights. Charlie McKeown will receive the C.B. King Award for his leadership as an NLG student at University of Georgia School of Law.

We will also be renaming the Legal Worker Award to pay tribute to Karen Jo Koonan (1945-2023), NLG's first legal worker president, who embodied the political and legal leadership which made the NLG the movement resource it is today and presenting the award to Jess Fuller for her extraordinary legal work building defendant-centered strategies to combat state repression. The NLG National Immigration Project will also be with us to honor the Carol Weiss King and Daniel Levy Award recipients.

Join us online at 7 pm ET on December 5th to reinforce connections to the movements we serve and recognize incredible people who have devoted their work to the struggle for justice and liberation. Show your support for the NLG, get inspired by the remarkable achievements of our members, and renew your commitment to our vision and values! Learn more about all the 2023 honorees here and join us in congratulating them at the virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 5th!


Be There! 

Join us on Zoom at 7:00pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on December 5th for this special evening of celebration!

Make a Donation!

Can’t make it this year? You can still support the NLG by making a donation!  The Awards Celebration is our largest fundraiser of the year, and support from people like you helps sustain our work between gatherings. Please help us reach our #Law4ThePeople fundraising goal! Your donation will help ensure the NLG can continue supporting people’s movements in the struggle for social justice. 


December 5th, 2023
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