The james awards is now



Doors at 6PM

VIP Sponsor Cocktail Reception at 6PM

Dinner begins at 7PM


939 Ridge lake Blvd
Tennessee Grand Ballroom 


Carol & Bert Barnett

Judy Scharff Lifetime Achievement Award

Senator Katrina Robinson

Warrior of Reproductive Freedom

Geoffrey Bates &
Debra Ann Giammona

Volunteers of the Year

Yean Robert Ochoa

Latinx Volunteer of the Year

Savannah Nienhueser

Young Volunteer of the Year

Keynote Speaker


"We are learning that the more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir. And the more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change."

Amber Tamblyn is a film director, actor, author, and activist. She is passionate in her fight for women’s rights as an unrelenting voice in the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.

In 2016, Amber co-wrote and directed the film Paint It Black, which has been called “dark and boldly expressionistic.” Her much anticipated novel, Any Man, was met with high praise. Amber’s newest book, Era of Ignition, a passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times, was released in 2019.

Today, Amber is also an avid proponent of equity. She has been a major voice in the Time’s Up and #MeToo resistances, and she refers to them as an “awakening.” She has written several powerful New York Times op-eds regarding these movements, “I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men,” “I’m Done with Not Being Believed,” and “Redefining the Red Carpet” in which she details her experiences and struggles as a woman in the film industry.

Amber has been nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and an Independent Spirit award.

Online ticket sales for this event have ended. However, there are a few remaining individual tickets which may be purchased at the door. It is recommended that you arrive promptly at 6PM if you wish to purchase a ticket at the door. Payment can be made using card or check.

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