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Welcome Message

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.

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“The Whistleblower Summit is the largest gathering of whistleblowers and the only festival dedicated to honoring whistleblowers and first amendment activism.”


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Signature Events

National Whistleblower Day

Celebrates the people who raise their voice in the name of combatting fraud, corruption and other crimes; their courage in the face of great adversity; and the strength of their conviction and dedication to the truth.

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Fest Forums 2019

The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival won a "Best of the Fests" award as a breakthrough Arts, Film & Culture festival from2019, which recognizes North America's leading festivals.

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Featured Programs

Author Series

Please support your favorite authors by learning more about their books

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Whistleblowers and their advocates from across the country will descend on Capitol Hill to convene this week-long event.

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Film Festival

The Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival is the intersection between media, politics, culture and entertainment. Whistleblower stories (books and movies) are as American as apple pie.

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Speak Truth to Power

You can help give more power and voice to whistleblowers by supporting the Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival. You will be helping to highlight civil and human rights violations across the globe. Call us at (870) 543-0024 or email us at mccray.michael@gmail.com.

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