• Voices of Courage
    Awards Luncheon

    May 3, 2018

    Voices of Courage Awards Presenters 2011

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    Mamie Gummer


    Native New Yorker Mamie Gummer graduated from Northwestern University, and also studied theater at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts.

    Ms. Gummer made her New York stage debut in 2005, starring opposite Michael C. Hall in the Roundabout Theatre production of Mr. Marmalade, for which she earned a Theatre World Award. For her performance opposite Kate Burton and Tony Goldwyn in The Water’s Edge at NYC’s Second Stage Theatre, Ms. Gummer received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination. Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Laura Linney and Ben Daniels marked her Broadway debut, and more recently, she appeared in the Classic Stage Company’s Uncle Vanya, for which she was again a Lucille Lortel Award nominee.

    Ms. Gummer can currently be seen on the television show Off the Map, and she appeared in Tom Hooper’s Emmy Award-winning miniseries John Adams. Some of her on-screen appearances include Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, Lasse Hallström’s The Hoax, with Richard Gere and Hope Davis, and Lajos Koltai’s Evening, opposite Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy. Other film credits include Dan Adam’s The Lightkeepers and Jeff Lipsky’s Twelve Thirty.

    Liv Ullmann


    Liv Ullmann is co-founder of the Women’s Refugee Commission and remains a passionate advocate for the rights of women, children and adolescent refugees worldwide. She is also Vice Chair, International, of the International Rescue Committee.

    Ms. Ullmann was born in Japan to Norwegian parents but spent most of her childhood in Norway. Her portrayal of a mute actress in Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 movie Persona brought her to the world’s attention. Her collaboration with Bergman lasted for more than a decade and she received two “Best Actress” Oscar nominations for her roles in the films Face to Face and Choices.

    More recently Ms. Ullmann has moved to the other side of the camera to a successful directing career. Her movie Faithless received international acclaim and was a contender for the Golden Palm at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, she directed A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring Cate Blanchett in the lead role. The play ran in Sydney, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

    Ms. Ullmann read the acceptance speech of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo at the prize ceremony in Oslo in December 2010, when Mr. Liu was prevented from traveling to Norway by the Chinese government.

    Maria Hinojosa


    Maria Hinojosa is a renowned broadcast journalist. As the anchor and managing editor of her weekly National Public Radio (NPR) show Latino USA and anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One, she has been at the forefront in documenting the stories of Latinos and unsung heroes in America. In 2010, Ms. Hinojosa launched the Futuro Media Group with the mission of producing multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American experience.

    Ms. Hinojosa is currently working on a FRONTLINE documentary on immigration detention. She is also a contributing correspondent for PBS’ Need to Know and was previously a senior correspondent for NOW on PBS. Topics of her stories have ranged from immigrant work camps in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to teenage girls who are victims of sexual harassment on the job. As a reporter for NPR and as a CNN correspondent, Ms. Hinojosa told groundbreaking stories about youth and violence and immigrant communities. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential Latinos in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine three times. In addition to two Emmy awards, she has received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary.

    Ms. Hinojosa is the author of two books including Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College.