The Rev. John Guttermann Legacy Award
After a valiant fight with brain cancer, Rev. John Guttermann passed away in December 2016. In honor of his legacy, Freedom for Immigrants (formerly CIVIC) created The Rev. John Guttermann Legacy Award, an annual award with a cash prize. Freedom for Immigrants presented the 2017 Rev. John Guttermann Legacy Award to Conversations With Friends, the visitation program in Minnesota that John founded. In addition, we presented John’s family with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition signed by Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) to honor his truly distinguished and exemplary life. Learn more about our dear departed friend and leader below.
Honorees of the The Rev. John Guttermann Legacy Award:
2019: Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees
2018: First Friends of New Jersey & New York, Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, and Sojourners
2017: Conversations with Friends