Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights

Summit At A Glance

Over the last ten years members from the Make it Safe Coalition (MISC) have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, DC each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower’s Week. All whistleblowers and their advocates, as well as the entire civil rights community are invited to participate. Host committee members—ACORN 8 (www.ACORN8.com), Coalition for Change (C4C), Project Censored, Justice Integrity Project and Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW-LEF), will co-host this year’s Whistle Blower Summit for Civil & Human Rights on Capitol Hill. The theme for the annual conference this year is—Whistleblowers Protect Freedom and Democracy.


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Schedule of Events



Wednesday  July 26, 2017


Press Conference and Panel Discussion


The National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20045






Schedule of Events



Thursday July 27, 2017




The Kennedy Caucus Room

Washington, DC 20002




Wildlife and Whistleblower Protection





NWC Whistleblower Luncheon



Whistleblower Legislative Campaigns in the 116th Congress




The State of the First Amendment:





Whistleblower Book Signing

Busboys & Poets (14th & V. Street)

Washington, DC


The conference includes a historic panel discussion with distinguished authors of whistleblower books who will be present to autograph and discuss their books.

Potential participants include –

  • Tom Devine—The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide
  • Stephen Kohn—The Whistleblower’s Handbook
  • Michael McCray—ACORN 8: Race, Power & Politics
  • Marcel Reid—ACORN 8: Race, Power & Politics
  • Andrew Kreig—Presidential Puppetry
  • Brad Birkenfield—

Whistleblower Film Screening

In-house film screening of ACORN And The Firestorm

This documentary focuses on ACORN, a national group devoted to empowering disadvantaged communities, that was targeted by right-wing undercover journalists. When a video involving a fake prostitute surfaces on Youtube, the small community organization is thrust into the center of a fight illuminating America's great political divide. Directed by Sam Pollard and Reuben Atlas.




Schedule of Events



Friday July 28, 2017



The Stewart E. Mott House

Maryland Ave.

Washington, DC 20515






Closing Plenary

USDA Minority Coalition Panel

Judicial Integrity Panel





Awards Reception: Pillar Award Presentation

Sponsored by the Government Accountability Project


Presentation by Marcel Reid, Pacifica Whistleblower Liaison-- The Pillar Award given at the Capitol Building. An annual awards presentations for notable Civil Rights and Human Rights champions. 



Whistleblower Solidarity Dinner


The National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20045


This semi-formal dinner is the capstone event of the conference to promote solidarity within the public interest community.