Border Network for Human Rights to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Awards Dinner
BNHR to Appreciate Outstanding Human Rights Champions with Visionary, Safe Communities, and Advocacy Awards
El Paso, TX/Southern New Mexico. – At 6 pm on Saturday, April 13th, BNHR will mark two decades of struggle for human rights with our 20th Anniversary Awards Dinner.
BNHR will reflect on the power of an organized and educated community. We will reflect on our struggle against policies hurting our families, and instead offering solutions that uplift our humanity. After twenty years we know that we are not the problem, we are part of the solution.
It is clear that our fight for human rights is far from over. However, without the vision, advocacy, and fortitude of those struggling to keep our communities safe, our families would be worse off. On April 13th, join us as our communities honor these efforts and successes.
2019 Awardees include:
- Advocacy Award—Ruben Garcia, Executive Director of Annunciation House; Linda Rivas, Executive Director of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center; and Melissa Lopez, Executive Director of Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services
- Safe Communities Award—Texas State Representatives Mary Gonzalez & Cesar Blanco
- Visionary Award—Maria Jimenez, renowned long-time community activist
- Honorary Recognition to Carlos Spector, Blanca Navarrete and Libra Foundation.
The program will feature remarks from keynote speaker Congresswoman Veronica Escobar. There will also be a cash bar and silent auction. Tickets are available by contacting BNHR Administrator Marco Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org or 915-433-7748).
WHAT: BNHR AWARDS DINNER
WHEN: SATURDAY APRIL 13TH AT 6:00 PM
WHERE: ST. PIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH (1050 N. Clark Street)
The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations located at the U.S./Mexico Border. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.