COUNTY COMMISSIONER VERONICA ESCOBAR TO RECEIVE HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
The Border Network for Human Rightsâ€™ Third Annual Award Dinner is Friday
El Paso, TX â€“ The Border Network for Human Rights, a 12-year-old community organizing group with about 4,000 members in El Paso and Southern New Mexico, will have its third annual Human Rights Award Dinner this Friday. El Paso County Commissioner Veronica Escobar will receive the award.
The annual award dinner is meant to celebrate those who work tirelessly to advocate for human rights on the border. This year, El Paso County Commissioner Veronica Escobar will receive the BNHR Safe Communities Award, for her long commitment to promote equality before the law for all El Pasoans and for her strong stand against prejudice, racism and xenophobia.
Margaret Huang, the Executive Director of the DC-Based Rights Working Group (RWG), will receive the BNHR Advocacy Award. The RWG is the leading national organization that works on improving the treatment of immigrants in the United States. Ms. Huang and the RWG Team have challenged ill-conceived immigration policies that violate the civil and human rights of immigrant families.
The BNHR Visionary Award will be given to the U.S. Human Rights Fund, a foundation that has fully committed its resource to community projects and to efforts that protect, promote and embrace human rights in the United States.
The defense of human rights is crucial to build the values-based society we hope to see. The event is open to the public.
What: Third Annual Human Rights Award Dinner
When: 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2010
Where: St Pius, 1007 Geronimo
More information on the Border Network for Human Rights: This organization, founded in 1998, is one of the leading immigration reform and human rights advocacy organization in the United States. Based in El Paso, the BNHR counts about 4,000 members in El Paso and Southern New Mexico. More information at www.bnhr.org.