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ACORN 8 and the Northeast Film Lab, Bonsai Creative and African-American Women In Cinema (AAWIC), are proud to host the 10th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival with special thanks to the Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission. The theme this year is Does The Truth Still Matter?
50 Years After the Watergate Break-in
The hybrid event takes place virtually, on Capitol Hill and at the National Press Club, including panel discussions with prominent whistleblowers, distinguished authors, emerging filmmakers, and policymakers. It also includes a Hollywood Creative Lab, screenplay contest, awards dinner and comedy showcase.
At its core, the Whistleblower Summit celebrates free speech and advocacy. However, sometimes the hardest truths are best told in jest. Thus we are pleased to announce the Whistleblowers & Correspondents Dinner and a Tribute to Dick Gregory Comedy Showcase hosted by celebrity comedian Marsh Warfield as capstone events for this year’s summit.
ACORN 8 and the Society of Professional Journalists (DC Chapter) are proud to host this year’s Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival on July 23th through August 1st, 2021. The theme this year is a Salute to the 50th Anniversary of the Pentagon Papers and Rise of Investigative Journalism. The event will include a keynote presentation by Daniel Ellsberg, and other panel discussions from Watergate era journalists, academics and whistleblower advocates, including panels hosted by the Society of Professional Journalist, Justice Integrity Project and the Government Accountability Project, among others. Mark your calendars and consider joining us for the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival in 2021.
**The views and opinions expressed by individual panelists and organizations are their own and do not reflect on whistleblower summit organizers, partners, sponsors or the Society of Professional Journalists.
Our mission is to build community and mutual support among whistleblowers and their advocates, connect whistleblowing “free speech” to the first amendment, social justice activism, and the global civil and human rights movements, and celebrate whistleblowers and their significant contributions to culture, society and the world.
“The Whistleblower Summit is the largest gathering of whistleblowers and the only festival dedicated to honoring whistleblowers and first amendment activism.”
“The conference for the power players in the festival game” - Forbes Magazine
McCray said that the majority of those outside the whistleblowing community associate whistleblowers with white males such as Ralph Mater, Deepthroat, Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers, or even Hal Westbrook, a fictional character.
The symbiotic relationship whistleblowers hold with anti-fraud professionals keep the wheels of the world turning effectively – and legally.