Every year, the Washington Peace Center throws the activist party of the season!

The Activist Awards Grassroots Gala is a wonderful event where we celebrate DC activists' hard work and successes in creating a more just and peaceful world.  We honor local activists and throw a party for the entire community.  This year, for the first time, we'll be holding the Activist Awards in the spring, so save the date!

When: Thursday, March 31
Where: St Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC.

Click here to submit your nominations for a 2016 Activist Award!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2014 Activist Awards.  Click here to see the photos from the wonderful evening. Click here to see the event program for the awards ceremony.

The 2014 winners were....

  • Aja Taylor, Bread for the City and the DC Ban the Box Coalition

  • Bruno Avila, Employment Justice Center and Latino Economic Development Center

  • Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community

  • Noura Erakat, Jadaliyya and the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

  • Salim Adofo, National Black United Front

  • Salvador Sarmiento, National Day Laborers Organizer Network and Cosita Seria

  • Youth Award: Lydia Brown, Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Shujaa Graham, Witness to Innocence

Click here to see more details about all our inspirational awardees. 

Did you know? WPC sustainers get FREE tickets to the Activist Awards!  Click here to become a sustainer at just $10/month and get a free ticket, plus know that you'll be supporting peace and justice every day of the year. 

Need more reasons to join us? Click here to watch this 2012 video for the top five reasons.

Have you been to all nine previous Activist Awards?