WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

50th Anniversary Events

Join us from September 2023 through 2024 as WOLA hosts an array of events to commemorate 50 years of work!

As of September 2023 and over the next year, we will be hosting an array of events that commemorate our 50 years of past, present, and future work. Learn more below!


Upcoming Events

may 9th, 2023: 50th Anniversary WOLA Human rights awards ceremony & benefit gala

Stay tuned for more information!


Past Events

September 18, 2023: Defending Human Rights and Democracy

On September 18, 2023, WOLA held a thought-provoking event at the U.S. Senate to discuss "Defending Human Rights and Democracy 50 years after the Chilean Coup d’état".

Watch the event here

September 21, 2023: WOLA Reception

On September 21, 2023, WOLA hosted a reception with our sponsors where we paid heartfelt tribute to the remarkable work of Joe Eldridge and received a special message from Isabel Allende.


September 22, 2023: Public Art, Activism, and Historic Memory


Learn more here!

September 23, 2023: Sheridan Circle Ceremony

Learn more here!

View pictures from the event here!

September 23, 2023: 50 Years Medal Ceremony

On September 23, 2023, President Gabriel Boric awarded the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) a medal in recognition of international solidarity at a special ceremony.

View more photo's from the event here!