On October 24, 2017, WOLA presented our prestigious Human Rights Awards to two recipients who exemplify the fight for social justice during challenging times. Both Ford Foundation and the Kino Border Initiative, in their different capacities, are beacons of hope, relentlessly defending human rights and human dignity.
Master of Ceremonies
Mary Ann Stein
WOLA is honored to present the 2017 Human Rights Awards
to two powerful voices for human rights
Award to be accepted by Darren Walker, President
Award to be accepted by Fr. Sean Carroll, Executive Director
Every year, WOLA honors organizations or individuals who have worked tirelessly to promote human rights, democracy, and justice in Latin America. Our awardees are organizations or individuals who exemplify a commitment to WOLA’s vision for the future, where human rights and social justice are the foundation for public policy.
Ford Foundation’s dedication to human rights has been a beacon of justice and inclusion for decades. They have had a profound impact on the promotion of human dignity as a crucial partner to countless organizations that work together to make our world more equitable.
Kino Border Initiative conducts courageous work on the U.S.-Mexico border, providing humanitarian aid and advocacy for humane U.S.-Mexico border and immigration policies. As those fleeing violence in Central America face increasingly hostile policies, the work of Kino Border Initiative is crucial to protecting human dignity and to influencing migration and border policies.
To learn about past WOLA Human Rights Award Recipients, please click here.