Annual Gala

Each year, The Opportunity Agenda brings together and honors innovative, creative, and impactful voices calling for full and equal opportunity and justice for all in an evening of celebration and recognition.

The work is serious, but the evening includes humor and entertainment. We celebrate our partnerships and recognize our honorees, while raising resources needed for another year of working together to expand opportunity, equality, redemption, community, and security.

Past honorees, emcees, and presenters include Fawzia Mirza, DeAnna Hoskins, Alan Jenkins, Anita Hill, Linda Sarsour, Susan Butler Plum, Toshi Reagon, D’Lo, Lorraine Toussaint, Dream Defenders and its leader Umi Selah, Daniel L. Greenberg, Lizz Winstead, Laverne Cox, CeCe McDonald, Jasiri X, Chesney Snow, Judy Kang, Melissa Harris-Perry, Negin Farsad, Bryonn Bain, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Cassandra Medley.

Our Galas