We’re very excited to share the news that Brian Concannon, IJDH Executive Director, has won the Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award from the National Lawyers Guild! To be presented in Chicago this September, this award honors outstanding international legal work, legal solidarity, international advocacy, and justice beyond borders. It epitomizes Debra Evenson (former Guild president)’s commitment to international solidarity and the struggle for justice.
Click HERE for more information on the ceremony.
The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. They aim to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression. (www.nlg.org/about)