CCC’s Executive Director to Receive “Standing up for Justice” Award from NAKASEC

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change, will be honored by the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium in recognition of the deep alliance that has been formed between the Center for Community Change and NAKASEC under his leadership, and his dedication to social and economic justice.

“NAKASEC and the Center have partnered on significant grassroots mobilizations and issue campaigns,” said EunSook Lee, executive director of NAKASEC. “In these efforts, Deepak has remained a strategic bridge builder, a caring and critical thinker and an essential guiding light for our movement.”

The award will be presented at the Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, during NAKASEC’s 15th Anniversary fundraiser, “Rooted in Movement.” NAKASEC’s mission is to project a national progressive voice on major civil rights and immigrant rights issues, and promote the full participation of Korean Americans in American society.

“I’m honored to receive this award from an organization we deeply respect,” Bhargava said. “NAKASEC has consistently and effectively been at the forefront of the progressive movement, from the expansion of SCHIP to fighting for health care and immigration reform. Their devotion to social causes is inspirational.”

Other recipients of NAKASEC’s “Standing up for Justice” awards this year are: the Honorable Luis Gutierrez, U.S. House of Representatives; the Honorable Harold Hongju Koh, United States Department of State; and Korean American Women In Need (KAN-WIN). NAKASEC is also recognizing two young persons with their Dream In Action awards: Min Suk Kwak and Green Son.

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