Ko-Yung Tung, AALDEF Board member and Senior Counsellor at Morrison Foerster, will present the award to Larry Tu. Amy Goodman, co-host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, will present the award to Juan Gonzalez, the other honoree.
The emcees for the evening are Juju Chang, ABC Good Morning America news anchor, and Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia Journalism School. Tony-award winning actor B.D. Wong will deliver a special message. The AALDEF Justice in Action Awards recognize exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions in advancing justice and equality. Past recipients include the late civil rights icon Fred Korematsu, David Henry Hwang, Harold Koh, Mira Nair, Deval Patrick, Salman Rushdie, Seymour Hersh, Charles Ogletree, Jr., Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Harry Belafonte, Margaret Cho, and Yoko Ono.