The 46th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards will be held in-person on Thursday, October 13 at the Friends Meeting of Washington, DC located at 2111 Decatur Place NW Washington, DC 20008-1912. The event will start with a reception at 4:00 pm, followed by the awards ceremony at 5:00 pm. Following the ceremony, attendees will be invited to lay flowers at the Letelier-Moffitt monument at Sheridan Circle. Flowers will be provided. This year, we are hosting a hybrid event with an option to join us either in-person or virtually via live stream.
A performance by Marjan Naderi, a nationally recognized writer, educator, and performer. As the 2020 D.C. Youth Poet Laureate, Naderi is a 7-time poetry grand slam championship. Marjan is now a student at The University of Virginia.
Amazon Labor Union – Officially formed on April 1, 2022 by the workers at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, New York, Amazon Labor Union is the first labor union exclusively representing Amazon workers. Through grassroots organizing catalyzed by the treatment of Amazon workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, the ALU achieved a landmark victory, showing what is possible for workers attempting to organize and collectively bargain.
Movimiento por Nuestros Desaparecidos en Mexico – Beginning in 2015, the Movimiento por Nuestros Desaparecidos en Mexico is a movement of families across Mexico searching for truth and justice for their disappeared loved ones. Made up of over 80 groups from 24 Mexican states, the Movimiento has led extraordinary efforts to excavate mass graves across the country and pass the first piece of legislation in Mexico on the issue while facing drug cartels, corrupt officials, and an indifferent bureaucracy.