Questions have been rolling in about our upcoming Human Rights Awards Gala happening on May 9, 2013 in San Francisco. So we came up with this Top Five list to help:


2013 Human Rights Awards Honoree Noam Chomsky

1. Will Noam Chomsky actually be there in person?

Why yes, 2013 Human Rights Awards Honoree Noam Chomsky WILL be there at the Palace of Fine Arts on May 9th, in the flesh!

Also being honored this year; Grassroots Award Honoree Crystal Lameman, member of the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation, and People’s Choice Awardee Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

How cool is that?!

2. Do I need to get my tickets now?

If you want to make sure you are able to attend, then yes, we strongly urge you to get them now to secure your spot(s). They are selling faster than ever before, and this year is extra special as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

Tickets ARE expected to sell out, so pick up your Human Rights Awards gala tickets soon.

Work of Art platter from 2012 Human Rights Awards gala

Work of Art platter from 2012 Human Rights Awards gala

3. Will there be food and drinks?

Yes! Work of Art Catering will be providing beautifully presented, scrumptious eats and Frey Vineyards will be available for you fans of delicious-tasting organic, biodynamic, sulfite-free wines.

For you cocktail lovers, as a follow up to the wildly popular Justice n’ Ginger signature drink served at last year’s gala, this year we will be mixing up Caipirinhas, the national cocktail of Brazil, featuring organic, hand-crafted Novo Fogo cachaça.

Annie Leonard Human Rights Awards speech

Annie Leonard delivering her 2012 Human Rights Award acceptance speech

4. What happens at a Human Rights Awards Gala?

Where to begin?! A good place to start is this wrap up post about last years’ Human Rights Awards Gala.

In addition to delicious appetizers and drinks, guests can expect inspiring speeches by the Honorees, a silent auction filled with unique items, dancing to a live band, schmoozing with fellow guests, and a whole lot more.

5. Is there anything else I need to know?

There’s one more surprise guest who will be attending the 2013 Human Rights Awards gala, but we can’ divulge who it will be until April 29th, so stay tuned!

Still have questions?

Hope to see you there!

Oh, and if you want a double-dose of Noam Chomsky, our friends at Meca are celebrating their 25th anniversary and will have Prof. Chomsky speak at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland on May 8th.