Reebok Human Rights Awards on Aug. 12

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Reebok Human Rights Award Recipients to be Announced August 12 at

Virtual Summit Honoring the Next Generation of Activists


WHAT: 2021 Reebok Human Rights Award Summit to announce recipients of the 2021 Reebok Human Rights Award.
WHEN: Thursday, August 12 @ 2 - 4pm CST.
WHERE: Virtually - register at:


- Kenneth Mullinax/ASU; contributed to this story.

Alabama State University, in close partnership supporting Reebok and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), announces a unique virtual event to be held on Thursday, August 12, as Reebok unveils the recipients of its revitalized Reebok Human Rights Award program, which honors extraordinary human rights activists under 30 years of age. The program, which previously ran from 1988 to 2007, returns this year.


The Reebok Human Rights Award Summit will celebrate three incredible activists who are working to dismantle one of the greatest threats to human rights – systemic racism. Each honoree will receive a $100,000 grant to support their important work. 

The Reebok Human Rights Award Summit will take place virtually and feature a keynote address from activist and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke 

In addition, there will be a spoken word-piece by poet, activist and Reebok Human Rights Board of Advisors (RHA) member Sara Mora, and the three recipients will participate in a panel hosted by national civil rights organizer and RHA member Tiffany Dena Loftin 

The Summit will also feature guest appearances from Reebok partners including Shaquille O’NealDee BrownLexie Brown, and more.                                                                                                                                                                             


The Reebok Human Rights Award program has a legacy of more than 80 recipients from nearly 40 countries. The legacy program highlighted individuals doing impactful work to promote human rights, fight injustice and it provided funds to help them continue in their vocation. Past recipients include Winona LaDuke (1988); Li Lui, Wang Dan, Chai Ling, and Wu’Er KaiXi (1989); Bryan Stevenson (1989); Van Jones (1998); and Vanita Gupta (2004). 


The program’s Board of Advisors includes Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU; Amber Hikes, chief equity and inclusion officer of the ACLU; Hall of Fame rugby player and entrepreneur Phaidra Knight (ASU alumna); Dr. Regina Moorer, assistant professor at ASU; immigrant rights activist Sara Mora; national civil rights organizer Tiffany Dena Loftin; former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal; and Reebok vice president of Creative Direction and founder of Pyer Moss, Kerby Jean-Raymond. 


Andrea Nirsimloo, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment. 

Dan Sarro, Reebok Corporate Communications. 

Kenneth Mullinax, Alabama State University; 334-229-4104.  


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