Human Rights Defenders
Aaron MaybinNFL superstar, artist and activist, author, and educator. Proud to say he was “made in a Baltimore hood.”
Abubacar SultanEducator and advocate for the lives of children. Believer in the resilience of all people, even those who have faced the most difficult circumstances.
Adolfo Pérez EsquivelArtist and architect. Activist for peace. Champion of nonviolent reform in his homeland of Latin America and across the globe.
Andrea JamesFormer criminal defense attorney turned activist. Dedicated to criminal justice and policy reform, especially for women and girls. Committed to serving the incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the condemned.
Andrea JenkinsPolitician, writer, artist, and activist. Making history as the first African American openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States.
AnonymousSudanese defender of human rights. Offering a path to a better future, spreading the word of liberty, and committed to change against all odds.
Anthony FauciWorld-renowned doctor and researcher. Scientist and immunologist. Leading the fights against HIV/AIDS, respiratory illnesses, COVID-19, and misinformation. A lifelong crusader for public health.
Archbishop Desmond TutuAnti-apartheid leader, standing at the heart of a movement for truth and reconciliation, for progress and peace. Champion of racial justice for South Africans and equality for us all.
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Reverend Allyn Maxfield-SteeleStanding together at the helm of the Highlander Research & Education Center. Working in the heart of Tennessee for the causes of justice, equality, and sustainability.
Bedford-StuyvesantThe historic Brooklyn neighborhood of brownstones, cultural diversity, restoration, and renewal. Anchoring New York City’s Black community for just shy of a century.
Betty WilliamsGrassroots organizer. Mobilizer of a movement in Northern Ireland to end the violence and advance the peace.
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