American Courage Awards

Thank you all for attending the 24th annual American Courage Awards on Dec. 3!

ACA 2020

The event took place virtually on YouTube and Facebook on December 3, 2020. Watch the full recording:

2020 American Courage Awards: Fighting Racism and Rising in Solidarity

The American Courage Awards is an annual event hosted by Advancing Justice | AAJC, honoring individuals, groups, and corporations in recognition of their extraordinary courage or commitment to the cause of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) civil rights.

In addition to using a virtual platform for this year’s event, we are shifting our traditional programming. The goal is to maintain the “spirit” of the American Courage Awards event while for the sake of relevancy we shift our focus from producing our traditional awards format to one that is more reflective of this year’s changing landscape. Of special focus will be our call-to-action on the spike of anti-Asian and anti-Asian American sentiment as a result of the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and our ongoing efforts in delivering on our mission.

The event is FREE this year! We appreciate any contributions you would like to make to enable Asian Americans Advancing Justice  - AAJC to continue protecting our communities and promoting civil and human rights for all. 

Read our President and Executive Director John C. Yang's thank you message.

Click here to see 2019 honorees and event highlights!  


Thank you to our sponsors!



Social Justice Hero

Comcast NBCUniversal 

Comcast NBCUniversal Logo


Dream Builder

Bank of America

Bank of America - Dream Builder



Google logo


Verizon logo


Community Champion


ATT logo



T-Mobile - Community Champion


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP


MS International Charitable Trust

MS International Charitable Trust




Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 



Crowell & Moring

Ginger Lew and Lennart Ehn

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Nichols Liu LLP



Carol Izumi and Frank H. Wu

Davis, Graham & Stubbs

Law Offices of William C. Hou