The 2011 LM Awards mark the 35th anniversary of the assassination on September 21st, 1976 of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and American Ronni Karpen Moffitt, colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies. The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards ceremony highlights human rights movements from the United States and the Americas.
The 2011 Domestic Award Recipient is The Wisconsin Progressive Movement for standing up for working families and for a strong public sector. The protests of Wisconsin workers continue to challenge an unjust status quo and breathe new life into the progressive movement.
The 2011 International Award Recipient is Bethlehem, The Migrant’s Shelter (Mexico), working to protect migrants in Mexico from kidnapping, extortion, sexual abuse, and murder. As a voice for the human rights of migrants in transit, it has courageously challenged both organized crime and complicit public officials.
- 5:30 p.m.: Reception and Light Fare
- 7:00 p.m.: Human Rights Awards Ceremony
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If you are a student or underemployed, call (202)787-5277 or email [email protected]. We are pleased to offer discounted tickets to make the program more accessible. Also use the aforementioned contact for any information about the 35th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards.