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Washington Peace Center Activist Awards Grassroots Gala 2011
December 8, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for the activist party of the season! This December, the Washington Peace Center will host the 7th annual Activist Awards Grassroots Gala to celebrate DC activists’ hard work and successes in creating a more just and peaceful world.
Dust off your tutu and party shoes because there will be great music and performances, fun dancing, free food, cash bar and lots of inspiring progressive activists who deserve a night to party. Pull out your 80’s tux, prettiest cocktail dress or favorite pair of jeans, because this is a Grassroots Gala. Please join us!
The Activist Award Winners for 2011 are:
- Earline Budd, Transgender Health Empowerment
- Demissie Abebe, Director of Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition
- Jon Liss, Director of VA New Majority, former Director of Tenants and Workers United
- Kristen Kane-Osorto, Luther Place, Steinbruck Center for Urban Studies
- Leslie Salgado, Howard County Friends of Latin America
- Netfa Freeman, IPS, SALSA, WPFW, Empower DC
- Sylvia Robinson, Emergence Community Arts Collective, Georgia Ave Task Force, Diverse City Fund
- Vasudha Desikan, former Left Turn and NCOR, active in INCITE and at Occupy DC
- Michael Kemp, Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, the school to prison pipeline, The Walter Reed Vigil