Google is sponsoring an event Thursday that honors Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards as a modern-day hero. The tech giant donated $25,000 to the event, called “Heroes on the Front Lines of Resistance.” The event is being held by the left-leaning group Center for Community Change. “We honor work that reshapes the political landscape and challenges us to press forward toward a better world,” the Center for Community Change says on its website. The group will honor the Planned Parenthood leader with its “Change Champion Award.”

“We celebrate the work that often goes unheralded, and the people and organizations that keep our vision for a just world alive,” the organization says of Richards and other honorees. “The Community Change Champion Awards were created to do just that: to recognize the people and organizations whose work is making progress toward social justice a reality.” READ MORE