August 28, 2020

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The NIPNLG is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2020 Carol W. King and Daniel Levy Awards:

Carol W. King Award Recipient

Michael J. Wishnie

Michael Wishnie

Each year the National Immigration Project gives an award to an outstanding individual in memory of Carol King, a founding member of the National Lawyers Guild who devoted her life to pursuing social justice by organizing, litigating, and teaching. This year’s recipient is:

Michael J. Wishnie
Michael J. Wishnie is William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law and Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law School, where he co-directs the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Wishnie previously taught at NYU School of Law and served as a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, and law clerk to Judge H. Lee Sarokin and Associate Justices Harry Blackmun, retired, and Stephen Breyer. He served on the NIPNLG board in 2007-19.

Daniel Levy Award

UndocuBlack Network

The UndocuBlack Network (UBN)™ is a multigenerational community of currently and formerly undocumented Black people fighting to not only survive, but thrive. UndocuBlack™ fosters a strong and resilient community, serves as a fierce advocate, and facilitates access to resources — all while promoting understanding about what it means to feel twice rejected by the country Black and undocumented people call home.

UBN has ushered in victories for Liberian TPS and DED communities, fought for DACA, public health, and mental wellness, and spearheaded powerful media narratives centering Black undocumented people. Our history proves that organizing always wins: there is no power like people power.

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