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2022 Free Expression Awards
April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
The Freedom Forum invites you to meet outstanding champions of free and fearless expression. Join us virtually to honor these heroes for exercising their First Amendment freedoms to uplift and advocate for others.
Hosted by Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post associate editor and MSNBC anchor, and featuring entertainment by “The Daily Show” contributor Jordan Klepper, the 2022 awards honor:
President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, recipient of the 2022 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media.
Former special counsel for Religious Discrimination, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice.
Knight Chair in Race and Journalism and Founder of the Center for Journalism and Democracy, Howard University
Leaders of Stop AAPI Hate
• Manjusha P. Kulkarni, executive director, AAPI Equity Alliance
• Cynthia Choi, co-executive director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
• Russell Jeung, professor, San Francisco State University, College of Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies Department
Goldman Sachs • Heather and Paul Haaga Jr. • President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University • John and Cynthia Lee • Jan Neuharth and Joseph Keusch • News Corp • Sequentur • Twitter • Barbara and Christopher Wall
Health & Safety Sanitation Station Sponsor
Storzer & Associates, P.C.
Coat Check Sponsor
The Wall Street Journal
Marcum LLP • Nixon Peabody LLP • USA TODAY Network
Additional support provided by Rogers Yogodzinski LLP.
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Event Chairs: Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef
Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef, Event Chairs
Connie Chung and Maury Povich
Wayne A. I. Frederick
Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr.
Clark Hoyt and Linda Kauss
Brent W. Jones
John and Cynthia Lee
Elisa Lees Muñoz
Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt
Honorary Host Committee
Senator Ben Cardin
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Congresswoman Sharice Davids
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Congresswoman Kay Granger
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Senator Patrick J. Leahy
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives
Senator Rob Portman
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Chris Van Hollen
Senator Mark Warner
To learn about sponsoring the 2022 Free Expression Awards, or to make a contribution to support our work, please contact Elizabeth Dickson at [email protected].