The 2020 WOLA Human Rights Awards & Benefit Gala is going virtual and you’re invited! Please join us on September 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. as we welcome a global audience to imagine an alternative approach to border and migration policy that is humane and respects human rights, celebrate our honorees, and have some fun. The event will include a (virtual) musical performance by legendary Afro Cuban jazz artist Arturo O’Farrill.
Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center (Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico)
For their commitment to supporting, protecting, and defending migrants, asylum applicants, refugees and their families on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (D-TX)
For her leadership in restoring the human rights of asylum seekers at a time when the treatment of this population is anything but humane and dignified.
Ben Rhodes, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama
Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Border Correspondent, Author of Homelands
Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation
Judy & Peter Blum Kovler Foundation
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 2020 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.
Join us as we honor courage, commitment, and community in human rights.
To learn about past WOLA Human Rights Award Recipients, please click here.