WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

2018 WOLA Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala

 

The 2018 WOLA Human Rights Awards and Benefit Gala

Every year, WOLA honors organizations or individuals who have worked tirelessly to promote human rights, democracy, and justice in Latin America. WOLA 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.

More about the 2018 event, held on September 20.

Click here to see photos from the evening.

Master of Ceremonies

Maria Elena Salinas

Award winning journalist and producer

2018 Co-Chairs

Rep. David Bonior

Edgar James & Katherine Kinsella

Mark & Susan Schneider

2018 Host Committee

José Arturo Aguilar
Secretary Madeleine Albright
Ambassador Roberto Álvarez
Bruce & Hattie Babbitt
Nancy Belden
Lázaro Cárdenas Batel
Ambassador Bill Burns
Senator Chris Dodd
The Honorable Claudia Escobar
Ambassador John Feeley
Lisa Fuentes & Tom Cohen
Juan Gonzalez
Louis & Nancy Goodman
Morton Halperin & Diane Orentlicher
Ambassador John Hamilton
David Holiday
Ambassador Roberta Jacobson
Marlene Johnson
Representative Joe Kennedy II
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Nancy Lindborg
Cynthia McClintock
Johanna Mendelson-Forman & David Forman
Cheryl Morden & Reuben Snipper
Joy & Eric Olson
The Honorable Claudia Paz y Paz
Ambassador Julissa Reynoso
Kim Sajet
Mary Ann Stein

2018 Honorary Committee

Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Sen. Sherrod Brown
Sen. Ben Cardin
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Sen. Chris Van Hollen
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
Rep. Karen Bass
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. Raúl M Grijalva
Rep. Luis V Gutiérrez
Rep. Hank Johnson
Rep. Barbara Lee
Rep. Alan Lowenthal
Rep. James P McGovern
Rep. Gwen Moore
Rep. Seth Moulton
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Rep. Beto O’Rourke
Rep. Mark Pocan
Rep. Jared Polis
Rep. David Price
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Rep. Norma J Torres
Rep. Juan Vargas
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rep. Maxine Waters

Thank you to our 2018 event sponsors!

CHAMPION SPONSOR

Ed James & Katherine Kinsella

Herbalife Nutrition

LEADER SPONSORS

Jules Bernstein & Linda Lipsett
Blum-Kovler Foundation/ Peter & Judy Kovler
Louis & Nancy Goodman
David Holiday
Marlene Johnson
Margy Pastor
Paul & Trisha Reichler
SEIU

ADVOCATE SPONSORS

Nancy Belden & John Russonello
Tom Belden & Janice Miller
Steve Bennett & Erin Loubier
Leonor & Marc Blum
David & Judy Bonior
Darryl Chappell
Matt Clausen & Margartia Diaz
Creative Associates International
Joe Eldridge & Maria Otero
Foley Hoag LLP
Lisa Fuentes & Tom Cohen
Bill Garcia & Alma Angotti
Juan Gonzalez
Kevin Healy
Bill LeoGrande & Marty Langelan
Jack Marco
Marriott International
Jim Miller & Dr. Annette Furst
Cheryl Morden & Reuben Snipper
Cecilia Muñoz
NAFSA
Richard Newfarmer & Margaret Sarles
Sally O’Neill
Mary Ann Stein
George Vickers
Patricia Weiss Fagen
Western Union
Alexander Wilde & Anne Pérotin-Dumon

ALLY SPONSORS

Francisco Altschul &
Melinda De Lashmutt Altschul
DAI
Kimberly Humphries
Lutheran World Relief
Ethan & Eileen Miller
Oxfam America

PARTNER SPONSORS

Amb. Roberto Alvarez
Dr. Bernard Arons & Nan Aron
Rep. Michael Barnes & Joan Pollitt
Jim Bass
Philip Brenner & Elizabeth Vieth
Judith Brown Meyer & Michael Meyers
Christina Cerna & Stephen Rose
Catholic Relief Services
Chemonics International
Dechert LLP
Kristina DeMain & Zack Shaeffer
John Dinges & Carolina Kenrick
Sarah Dufendach & Alan Kadrofske
Rep. Vic Fazio & Kathy Sawyer
Rachel Garst
Kathy Gille & Doug Tanner
Claudio Grossman & Irene Klinger
Grossman Law LLC
Mort Halperin & Diane Orentlicher
Lynne & Joe Horning
Vic Johnson
Linda & Jay Land
Nancy Lindborg
Maggio + Kattar
Johanna Mendelson-Forman & David Forman
Marilyn Meyers
Mark Murray & Joanna Crane
Rachel Neild & George McCabe
Reggie & Emily Norton
Joy & Eric Olson
Plataforma contra la Impunidad
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Seattle International Foundation
Amb. Jim Smith & Dr. Janet Breslin Smith
Stewart R. Mott Foundation
J. Ann Tickner
Winston & Strawn LLP
Gary Wright

 

ABOUT THE WOLA HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS

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.

Join us as we honor courage, commitment, and community in human rights. Become an event sponsor. Click here to learn more. 

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