Global Exchange staff showing off their evening looks
Global Exchange started the Human Rights Awards in 2001 to recognize and elevate the contributions of individuals and organizations who work tirelessly to advance the cause of peace, justice and the inalienable rights we call “human rights”—here in the United States and around the world.
This years’ honorees, Van Jones, Raúl del Águila from Peru, and our People’s Choice Honoree Mu Sochua exemplify and embody this spirit, and we’re proud to have honored them at the 2010 Human Rights Awards gala on Thursday, May 27th at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco, CA.
It was an inspiring evening shared by incredible human rights advocates.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield speaking about Fair Trade while attendees enjoy Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream
We enjoyed the company of Ben and Jerry – who talked about their commitment to go 100% Fair Trade by 2013, while feasting on delicious Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for dessert.
All proceeds from the event go to support the important work of Global Exchange. We are grateful to all of our sponsors and participants for their support.
If you weren’t able to make it this year, we hope you will join us in 2011. Dates and details to come.
Check out some highlights from this years’ gala event! (click photo to enlarge)
Green Leaders Van Jones (2010 Human Rights Award Domestic Honoree) and Kevin Danaher (Global Exchange, Green Festivals) chat it up
Code Pink Alert!
Medea Benjamin, Pierre Labossiere and Van Jones smile for the camera
2010 Human Rights Award International Honoree Raúl del Águila accompanied by his wife
Guests dining it up!
Shannon Biggs (Global Exchange) with Jeff Furman (Ben & Jerry’s)
Nhu Miller with Devi Leiper, daughter of People’s Choice Award winner Mu Sochua
Global Stewards Saori and Mike Kappus with Medea Benjamin
Ben Cohen with Global Steward Jodie Evans of CODEPINK: Women for Peace
Global Exchangers and guest mingle
Fair Trade models sporting their “Ask Me About My Outfit” sashes
Gala attendees sharing a smile
Global Exchange’s Andrea Hightower with Domestic Honoree Van “I don’t take a bad picture” Jones