Join us on May 8th, 2014, from 6:00PM – 8:30PM at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco for the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards! The evening will feature dining, dancing, and a presentation of the awards.
This year Global Exchange will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Schools. We will bring inspirational leaders to speak about their incredible activism during the civil rights movement; their challenges, courage and success in changing history; their current work for rights and justice; and how Freedom Schools offer a relevant organizing model for radical social change today.
We are also honoring María Estela Barco Huerta, a prominent anti-GMO activist who has played a leading role in organizing Agro-Ecology Learning Exchanges in Chiapas, Mexico. Ms. Barco works diligently to safeguard the way of life and livelihoods of indigenous people, as well as create a working alternative to industrial agriculture.
We will also honor a People’s Choice Award winner, chosen by popular vote. (The People’s Choice Awards submissions and voting run from March 3rd through March 21st. For more details, click here).