On September 21, 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet detonated a car bomb that killed IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat and director of the Institute’s Transnational Institute, and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, an IPS development associate, in Washington, DC. Each year in October, the Institute for Policy Studies hosts the annual human rights award in the names of Letelier and Moffitt to honor these fallen colleagues while celebrating new heroes of the human rights movement from the United States and Chile.
2012 Domestic Awardee: City Life / Vida Urbana, presented by Danny Glover
This Boston-based bilingual community organization has fought for racial, social, and economic justice and gender equality for 28 years. In response to the devastating impact of the foreclosure crisis on communities in Boston, they launched the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense campaign to help keep people facing foreclosure in their homes. Victories won by hundreds of organized families are building public and political pressure, which in turn is driving legislative reform and sparking similar campaigns across the region.
2012 International Awardee: The Chilean Students Movement (Confederación de Estudiantes Chilenos)
For over a year, the Chilean students movement has turned that country upside down, demanding the right to free universal education. They have rallied hundreds of thousands into the streets and breathed life into that democracy. Accepting the award on behalf of this movement are student leaders, Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman. Let us know if you’d like one of the leaders to visit your campus in the week after the awards ceremony.
This event includes:
- Special guest Danny Glover
- Live Music – Rappercussionist Jali-D and singer-songwriter Patricio Zamorano and Band
- Poetry – Members of DC Youth Slam Team
- Light fare
- Open bar
IPS received a grant to subsidize 100 area students to come to The 36th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards Ceremony. So we are pleased to be able to offer the first 100 students who respond a ticket for only $10. When you register go to the very bottom of the page, choose the discount option and enter discount code “LM36student” (case sensitive). Students will be required to present their valid student ID upon arrival.
The event has SOLD OUT.
We hope to see you next year for IPS’ 50th anniversary celebration!
You can join the group: IPS Community: Celebrating 50 Years
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