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ACORN 8 and the Justice Integrity Project, along with African-American Women In Cinema (AAWIC), are proud to host the 11th Annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival. This year's theme is Seeking The Truth—60 Years After the JFK Assassination.
At its core, the Whistleblower Summit celebrates free speech and advocacy. The hybrid event occurs virtually, on Capitol Hill, and at the National Press Club, including panel discussions with prominent whistleblowers, distinguished authors, emerging filmmakers, and policymakers with over 40 film and screenplay submissions.
The summit includes a feature presentation by JFK Secret Service Whistleblower Abraham Bolden, and other panel discussions from Watergate-era journalists, academics and whistleblower advocates, including panels hosted by the Justice Integrity Project, Coalition for Change (C4C), and the Government Accountability Project (GAP), among others..
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
Today, this annual conference is now known as the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival. Whistleblowing is important as it is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption and other malpractice. To celebrate these incredible achievements, here is a timeline of the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival’s most notable milestones throughout the years.
Coveted Shaw-Marvin and Martha Mitchell Pillar Award Winners Presented and Extended Film Festival Run Announced at National Press Club Event
Pentagon Papers Whistleblower to be Remembered During 11th Annual Event Featuring Film Screenings, Screenplay Contest, and a Tribute to Famed Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg at the National Press Club.