CCDBR Director Andrew Bashi wins BORDC’S January Patriot Award!

Posted on January 22, 2013

Congratulations to Andrew Bashi, who won BORDC’s January Patriot Award.


“Every month, BORDC honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her community to the movement to restore civil liberties and the rule of law. This month, the Patriot Award goes to Andrew Bashi from Chicago, IL for his extraordinary and committed activism and organizing.

Andrew Bashi is a first-generation American from an Iraqi family who graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in spring 2012. He recently joined the Defending Dissent Foundation (DDF) as the organization’s Program and Communications Associate, and is the Loyola Law School Public Interest Law Fellow at Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights (CCDBR).

Bashi works on a variety of projects, at both the local and national levels. His work with CCDBR focuses on local organizing to end police abuse and surveillance. He is working on a program delivering impromptu “know your rights” workshops to grassroots communities in various Chicago neighborhoods to raise awareness about racial profiling and police abuse. He has also developed an after-school program called “Acting Free,” in which students learn about the Bill of Rights and perform a play based on what they learned………………………….”

Read more at BORDC.