Watch the playback of the 2021 Community Media Awards
"Detachment has its place, but there are things that can only be learned about the world and can only be reported accurately, if you care."
Thanks to all those who joined us at the 26th Community Media Awards! To those of you who weren't able to watch live: Sit back, enjoy an amazing Chicago-centric DJ set by Sadie Woods (pictured above), and hear from 2021 Ripple Effect Award Winner Jamie Kalven (quoted above), Uplifting Voices Award Winner Tonika Lewis Johnson, and this year's class of Studs Terkel Award winners. Make sure to watch through to the end for a very special rendition of "This Land Is Your Land / Esta Tierra Es Tuya" arranged and performed by Sones' De Mexico's Juan Dies.
The 2021 Award Winners
Thanks to our sponsors:
Many thanks to the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation for supporting this event, and to sponsors WBEZ, Elevate, and our media partner, Chicago Public Square. Thanks also to our longtime supporters Michael Burke and Robert Charles, and to Paul O’Connor for sponsoring in remembrance of Sol Polk and Len O’Connor.