25th Anniversary & 2017 Social Justice Awards Night

Friday, November 10, 2017

The 25th anniversary benefit held on November 9 at the Rubin Museum of Art was a remarkable triumph for The New Press. From the robust turnout of more than 215 to the record-breaking fund-raising total of $200,000, it was, by all measures, a huge success. The full house, together with the talented Sarah Jones and acclaimed Michelle Alexander, celebrated our quarter-century milestone and honored Bryan Stevenson, the inspirational author, lawyer, and social justice activist, with the 2017 New Press Social Justice Award.

All three social justice activists share a belief in the power of books and culture to bring about positive change in the world. We could not have thought of a better trio to grace our stage.

The role of independent media, particularly in these perilous times, is critical to sustaining our democracy. And it is with your support that The New Press will continue to change the world, one book at a time.

The New Press thanks Bryan Stevenson, Michelle Alexander, Sarah Jones, our Board, authors, staff, and readers in this work and we look forward to continuing to bring new, diverse, and provocative voices into the national conversation over the next 25 years.

The New Press 25th Anniversary & 2017 New Press Social Justice Awards Night
Thursday, November 9, 2017 |  
Rubin Museum of Art
View our photo gallery and watch our full program here.  

2017 New Press Social Justice Awards - Highlights from Shoestring Videos on Vimeo.