39th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

Date:
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Time:
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

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On September 21, 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet detonated a car bomb that killed IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat and director of the Transnational Institute, and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, an IPS development associate, in Washington, DC.

Each year in October the Institute for Policy Studies hosts​ ​the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards ​to honor these fallen colleagues​​ while celebrating new champions of the human rights movement from the United States and abroad.

2015​ marks the 39th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards​.​ This year, we ask that you join us as we lift up the outstanding work of Daryl Atkinson and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and ​Almudena Bernabeu and the Center for Justice and Accountability.

Domestic Awardee: Daryl Atkinson and the Southern Center for Social Justice


In 1996, Daryl Atkinson pled guilty to a first-time, non-violent drug crime and served 40 months in prison. Since his release, he completed college and law school and has become a tireless advocate of second chances for people with criminal records. Now a Senior Staff Attorney at SCSJ, Atkinson is dedicated to ending the second-class citizenship assigned to individuals returning from incarceration.

International Awardee: Almudena Bernabeu and the Center for Justice and Accountability


Almudena Bernabeu, a Spanish international attorney with the Center for Justice and Accountability, has led the prosecutions of several of the worst Latin American perpetrators of crimes against humanity. Her work on a Spanish case against Efrain Rios Montt helped pave the way for the historic 2013 conviction of the former Guatemalan president. Working with international rights activists, Bernabeu and CJA have also played key roles in several victories this year, including the U.S. extradition of a former Salvadorian military officer to stand trial in Spain for the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter, and the U.S. deportation of a former Salvadorian general for crimes committed by his soldiers under his command. CJA’s case against a former Chilean army officer over the murder of folksinger Victor Jara is also set to go to trial in 2016.

 

Support the Letelier-Moffitt Awards

Please consider supporting this year’s Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards with the Institute for Policy Studies:​

  • Truth Trailblazer​:​ $​70. Admission for ​1.
  • Human Rights Revolutionary: $250. Admission for 2. Recognition as a sponsor in the event program.​
  • Peace Pioneer​: $1,000​.​ Admission for ​4. Recognition as a sponsor in the event program. Includes a special edition event poster.
  • Justice Juggernaut​:​ $5,000​.​ Admission for ​6.​ Recognition as a major sponsor in the event program.​ ​Includes a special edition event poster signed by award recipients.
  • Dignity Defender​:​ $10,000​.​ ​Admission for 12. Recognition as a major sponsor in the event program. Includes a special edition event poster signed by award recipients, and a private reception with award recipients.

Official tax ​receipts will be sent after the event indicating the portion of your sponsorship package ​that is tax-deductible​.​

For further information on Letelier-Moffitt sponsorship​s​, please contact IPS Development Director Angelique Been at 202-787-5235​ or Angelique@ips-dc.org​.

​To ensure recognition in our program materials, please submit sponsorship details by September 14, 2015. ​

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