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41st Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online ticket purchases end at midnight Sept 19th, but tickets will be available at the door!

You won’t want to miss this year’s exciting program!
Reception 5:00 pm | Program 7:00 pm

Please join us at the 41st Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards as IPS honors two outstanding champions of human rights and celebrate the work we do along with our allies to advance justice, peace, and dignity for all.

Domestic Awardee

This year’s domestic award recipient is Opal Tometi and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI).

Opal is one of the three co-founders of Black Lives Matter and a strong internationalist, pulling BLM into larger issues of U.S. engagement in the world. BAJI works to promote immigrant rights and racial justice through issue education, advocacy, and cross-cultural alliance building in order to end racism, criminalization, and economic disenfranchisement of African-American and Black immigrant communities.

International Awardee

Our international award recipient is Javier Rojas Uriana, the legal representative of the Shipia Wayuu Association located in La Guajira, Colombia.

IPS believes this is an organization whose struggle is emblematic of the challenges that post-conflict Colombia will face as it seeks to implement the November 2016 peace accord. The Shipia Wayuu Association is dedicated to strengthening indigenous Wayuu culture and defending the community’s human rights, particularly the rights to life, survival, and culture.

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Support the Letelier-Moffitt Awards

Please consider supporting the 41st Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards:​

  • Dignity Defender​:​ $10,000​.​ Admission for 12. Includes recognition as a sponsor in the event program and an event-themed gift.
  • Justice Juggernaut​:​ $5,000​.​ Admission for 8. Includes recognition as a sponsor in the event program and an event-themed gift.
  • Peace Pioneer​: $1,000​.​ Admission for 6. Includes recognition as a sponsor in the event program and an event-themed gift.
  • Social Change Champion​: $500​.​ Admission for 4. Includes recognition as a sponsor in the event program.
  • Human Rights Revolutionary: $250. Admission for 2. Includes recognition as a sponsor in the event program.​
  • Truth Trailblazer​:​ $​75. (Early Bird rate $65 before August 21st.) Admission for ​1.

For further information on sponsorship​s​, please contact IPS Development Associate Michelle Munjanattu at 202-787-5272​ or michelle@ips-dc.org​.

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Stay tuned for upcoming announcements of special guest speakers and performances!

You are also invited to the annual Sheridan Circle Memorial Service on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:00 am at 23rd St & Sheridan Circle, Washington, DC.

 

Details

Date:
September 21
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://ips-dc.org/lm2017

Venue

The Fichandler Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
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