Washington Peace Center – Activist Awards Gala 2011

The Activist Awards Grassroots Gala is a wonderful event where we celebrate DC activists’ hard work and successes in creating a more just and peaceful world.  We honor local activists and throw a party for the entire community.

This year’s winners are:
Leslie Salgado, Howard County Friends of Latin America

  • Earline Budd, Transgender Health Empowerment
  • Demissie Abebe, Director of Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition
  • Jon Liss, Director of VA New Majority, former Director of Tenants and Workers United
  • Kristen Kane-Osorto, Luther Place, Steinbruck Center for Urban Studies
  • Netfa Freeman, IPS, SALSA, WPFW, Empower DC
  • Sylvia Robinson, Emergence Community Arts Collective, Georgia Ave Task Force, Diverse City Fund
  • Vasudha Desikan, former Left Turn and NCOR, active in INCITE and at Occupy DC
  • Michael Kemp,  Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, the school to prison pipeline.
  • The Walter Reed Vigil

Every year, the Washington Peace Center throws the activist party of the season! 2011 Activist Awards will be Thursday, Dec 8, 6-9 pm, at All Soul’s Church, 1500 Harvard St, NW.

 This year we will give the newly dedicated Helga Herz Lifetime Achievement Award. Helga Herz led a life devoted to peace and equality. She had a sincere, unyielding faith that one person can change the world. When she passed away at age 97 in February 2010, she left a legacy that embodies her personal philosophy of advocacy and activism. 

Buy your tickets today!  Sliding scale donations, $15-150.  Click here to buy online or buy at the door.

For more information go to: http://washingtonpeacecenter.net/activistawards

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