JCUA’s Courageous Voices Award recognizes individuals and organizations who are at the forefront of pressing social justice issues affecting Chicago’s diverse communities. JCUA honors recipients who represent the Jewish ideal of Tzedek by working for social and economic justice in our city.


JCUA is pleased to present the 2018 Courageous Voices Award to

Organized Communities Against Deportations

OCAD is an undocumented-led group that organizes against deportations, detention, criminalization, and incarceration of Black, brown, and immigrant communities in Chicago and surrounding areas. Through grassroots organizing, legal and policy work, direct action and civil disobedience, and cross-movement building, OCAD fights alongside families and individuals challenging systems to create an environment for communities to thrive, work, and organize with happiness and without fear.

Learn more about OCAD.