Tickets to the Free Expression Awards Dinner On Sale Now

2017 Free Expression Awards

We are currently sold out of individual tickets. If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist for when tickets become available, please contact Sara Bronnenkant at [email protected] for more information.

Individual tickets to the 2017 Free Expression Awards, to be held April 18 at the Newseum, are on sale now at The awards, presented by the Newseum and Newseum Institute, will recognize those who exhibit passion for and dedication to free expression. Honorees have taken personal or professional risks in sharing critical information with the public, have been censored or punished by authorities or other groups for their work, or have pushed boundaries in artistic and media expression.

This year’s award categories are lifetime achievement, free speech, religious freedom, free press, and arts and entertainment. U.S. Rep. John Lewis will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive the Free Speech Award; Executive Director of Becket Law Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz will receive the Religious Freedom Award; ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Co-anchor Martha Raddatz will receive the Free Press Award; and Playboy Founder and Editor-in-Chief Hugh Hefner and Hatch Beauty Chairman Christie Hefner will jointly receive the Arts and Entertainment Award. Merrill Williams, president and publisher of Washingtonian Media, will chair the event.

Last year’s sold-out inaugural Free Expression Awards, hosted by “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, honored James Risen, reporter for The New York Times; Boniface Mwangi, founder of PAWA254; Abdallah Bin Bayyah, president of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies; and Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rock protest group.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sara Bronnenkant at [email protected].

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