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44th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards
October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Institute for Policy Studies Cordially invites you to join our virtual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Gala to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the assassinations of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt and to honor the heroes of today who provide hope during challenging times.
This is a virtual event. You will receive instructions via email on how to access this event on the morning of October 15.
The Institute for Policy Studies welcomes you to a special program:
Join IPS and Emcees
- Tope Folarin, IPS Board Chair
- Noura Erakat, Board Member
- Erica Smiley, Jobs With Justice
- Sarita Gupta, Ford Foundation
…as we celebrate and honor our 2020 award-winners:
The Awood Center advocates for Black, immigrant and refugee Muslim workers based in Minneapolis/St. Paul who are fighting for better working conditions for all. With the help of Awood Center, Minneapolis Amazon workers is the first and only group of workers to win direct concessions from Amazon.
The Association of Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples (APIB) is the organizer of the Free Land Settlement, an annual mobilization of thousands of Indigenous peoples in Brazil’s capital to demand justice. The coalition also supports regional and local Indigenous peoples’ movements and struggles, denouncing and constantly pressuring the Brazilian government to respect the Constitution and Indigenous rights.
Guest speakers will include Representative Pramila Jayapal and Representative Ilhan Omar, with entertainment by Nigerian R&B/Hip-Hop artist MannyWellz.