Friday, September 17, 2010

Human Rights Gala in Tucson, Oct. 2

Congressman Grijalva and City Council Member Romero to Host Human Rights Gala in Tucson
Border Action Network will celebrate human rights advocacy by honoring three exceptional Arizonans

What: “A Better Arizona is in Our Hands”
Border Action Network’s First Annual Gala to Celebrate Human Rights
When: Saturday, October 2nd from 4:00 to 7:00pm
Where: Mercado San Agustin100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson, AZ 85745


Tucson, Ariz. – On Saturday, October 2nd, US Congressman Raul Grijalva and Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero will host the First Annual Gala to Celebrate Human Rights with Border Action Network, a community-based human rights organization in Arizona.  The event, “A Better Arizona is in Our Hands,” will recognize three individuals who have stood up for rights and dignity of immigrant families and border communities.
“Despite recent policies that have alienated and discriminated against immigrants in Arizona, there is still a strong movement for human dignity in our state,” said Jennifer Allen, Border Action Network’s executive director.  “Exceptional people have led this movement, and they deserve to be recognized.”
Border Action will select three individuals, one from faith, state legislation and community organizing, to receive these awards.  Their names and backgrounds will be released publicly on September 23rd.
In addition to awards, there will be a silent auction, hor d’oeuvres and refreshments, live music from Sergio Mendoza y Amigos, Mike Ronstadt and Family, Pablo and Friends, and a performance from the Poi-Zen fire artists.
Tickets are $40 per person before September 24th and $50 after September 24th.  Individual, non-profit organization, business sponsorships are available.  Please RSVP to Jill Nunes at (520) 623-4944 x7502, email jill@borderaction.org, or visit the Border Action website at www.borderaction.org.

2 comments:

Spadoman said...

You going? I'm thinking of attending the One Nation Working Together rally in Washington DC. Not sure if i can make it. Many other rallies around on the same day.
I just returned from the Southwest.Nothing to report except the green chile is great this year, (it is every year!) I was in Las Cruces and thought opf you, even though you're in Iowa now, (is that right?)
Keep up the great work.

Peace
Oh yes, Aurggggh Matey, a keg o' rum a time er two. Avast Ye. Ye be knowin' what day this be?

Spadoman said...

Sorry, I forgot, Rally info:

http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/pages/dc-march