WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

2018 WOLA Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala



Mayflower Renaissance, Washington, D.C.

Gala Co-Chairs

Congressman David Bonior

Ed James & Katherine Kinsella

Mark & Susan Schneider

2018 Host Committee

Ambassador Roberto Álvarez
Nancy Belden
Lázaro Cárdenas Batel
The Honorable Claudia Escobar
Lisa Fuentes & Tom Cohen
Juan Gonzalez
Lou & Nancy Goodman
Ambassador John Hamilton
David Holiday
Marlene Johnson
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Cheryl Morden & Reuben Snipper
Joy & Eric Olson
Margy Pastor
Julissa Reynoso
Mary Ann Stein

2018 Honorary Committee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Van Hollen
Rep. Kathy Castor
Rep. David N Cicilline
Rep. Rosa L DeLauro
Rep. Keith Ellison
Rep. Tom Emmer
Rep. Eliot L Engel
Rep. Ruben Gallego
Rep. Hank Johnson
Rep. Barbara Lee
Rep. Alan Lowenthal
Rep. Gwen Moore
Rep. Seth Moulton
Rep. Beto O’Rourke
Rep. David Price
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Rep. Juan Vargas


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.

WOLA’s 2018 Human Rights Awards and Benefit Gala takes place at a time of monumental threats to human rights in the Americas. Now more than ever, it is critical to focus on the commitment and courage of those fighting for social justice.

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To learn about past WOLA Human Rights Award Recipients, please click here.