And that’s a wrap!

The 2022 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration has come and gone. It was a spectacular event. If you missed it or want to relive every minute, you can stream the entire Awards Celebration on YouTube!

The Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration is BACK this October!

The 2022 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration will be BACK and IN-PERSON on October 18, 2022 at the Capital Turnaround Space in Washington, D.C.! 

Buy your tickets today!

This year’s honorees include: 

  • The US Women’s National Team Players Association, in recognition of their landmark collective bargaining agreement, the result of a hard-fought, years-long effort to expose systemic inequities and win equal pay for equal work between the men’s and women’s national soccer teams.

  • Starbucks Workers United, for their incredible unionization efforts that have ignited a movement and swept across the country.
  • The United Steelworkers, for their trailblazing efforts to organize tire plants in the US South including at Kumho, Bridgestone, Giti Tire and more.
  • Discount Foundation Legacy Award Winner Wendy Meléndez García for her key leadership in contract campaigns for SEIU 32BJ District 615. Wendy helped win higher wages, fully-paid health care for families, access to lawyers for immigration services, and more for Boston-area janitors.

The famed Awards Celebration silent auction is BACK in 2022. Stay tuned to this page for more info!

COVID-19 Information

  • COVID-19 vaccine and booster required
  • Masks are strongly encouraged (and we will have the JWJ-branded ones there)
  • If you aren’t feeling well, please spare others and stay home.

The Details

October 18, 2022

Reception: 5:30 p.m.

Seated Program: 6:30 p.m.

Capital Turnaround

700 M St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Interested in sponsoring the 2022 Awards Celebration? Learn more here.

Honorary Host Committee (as of 9/6/2022):
Stuart Appelbaum, RWDSU
David Blumenstein, Segal
Tim Driscoll, Bricklayers
Tope Folarin, Institute for Policy Studies
Steve Greer, American Income Life
Sarita Gupta, Ford Foundation
Brian Hale, Ullico
Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
Mary Beth Maxwell, Open Society Foundations
Sara Nelson, AFA-CWA
Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Becky Pringle, NEA
Fred Redmond, AFL-CIO
Lee Saunders, AFSCME
Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO
DeMaurice Smith, NFL Players Association
Dorian Warren and Lorella Praeli, Community Change
Jimmy Williams, Jr., IUPAT