Friday, February 11, 2011

Derechos Humanos Corazon de Justicia Awards 2011

Coalición de Derechos Humanos


Coalicion de Derechos Humanos

For Immediate Release
February 9, 2011
Contact: Kat Rodriguez: 520.770.1373

Eighth Annual
Corazón de Justicia
Award Recipients


Friday, February 18, 20116:30pm Apollo Middle School
265 W. Nebraska
Tucson, AZ


On Friday, February 18, 2011 at 6:30pm the Coalición de Derechos Humanos will hold the Eighth Annual Corazón de Justicia Awards: Celebration and Recognition. On this powerful evening, volunteers and organizers will be honored who have been selected by their peers and have shown to possess a "heart of justice."

The following individuals have been selected,
and will be honored in the indicated areas by the these local organizations:

African-American Issues

Billie Laurie

Selected by: NAACP

Art

Raices Taller

Selected by: Coalición de Derechos Humanos

Community Empowerment

Jason Aragon

Selected by: Coalición de Derechos Humanos

Environmental

Nancy Zierenberg

Selected by: Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection

Faith-based

Mary Ellen Kennon

Selected by: Southside Presbyterian Church

Human Rights

Ethnic Studies 11

Selected by: Coalción de Derechos Humanos

Immigrant Rights

Steve Johnston

Selected by: Coalición de Derechos Humanos

Indigenous Issues

Ernest Moristo

Selected by: Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras

Labor

Vikki Marshall

Selected by: AFSCME Local 449

LGBT

Noel de Tierra

Selected by: Wingspan

Women's Issues

Alison Hughes

Tucson Women's Commission

Youth

Elisa Meza

Selected by: Social Justice Education Project

This year, the Corazón de Justicia Awards will have the privilege of David Bacon as our keynote speaker. David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist based in Oakland and Berkeley, California. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and writes for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He has been a reporter and documentary photographer for 18 years, shooting for many national publications. He has exhibited his work nationally, and in Mexico, the UK and Germany. Bacon covers issues of labor, immigration and international politics.


Please join us on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 6:30pm at Apollo Middle School as we honor the strength and courage of these inspiring community members in the struggle for justice and human rights in our community.

Please RSVP to: 520.770.1373


All proceeds will go to benefit Coalición de Derechos Humanos.
Make checks payable to the Arizona Border Rights Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
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Coalición de Derechos Humanos
P.O. Box 1286 Tucson, AZ 85702
Tel: 520.770.1373
Fax: 520.770.7455
www.derechoshumanosaz.net

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