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10 December 2020

2020 Human Rights Awards Sponsors

Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Circle
Northern Trust

Human Rights Champion
Greater Washington Community Foundation

Human Rights Leader
A. Edward Elmendorf
Ambassador Donald T. Bliss (ret.)
Roger Griffis
Stephen Moseley

Human Rights Partner

Sultana Ali
Tim Barner and Kathy Guthrie
Kit Bigelow
Valerie S. Busby
Billie Ann Day
Bailey Dinman
Nancy Donaldson
Judy Estrom
Ambassador Keith Harper
Heather Hill
Jordan Hibbs
Markley Roberts
Ezra D. Rosenberg
Richard Seifman
Gregory-Bradley & Associates
William Treanor

Human Rights Supporter

Robert Berg and Vivian Derrick
Jill Christianson
Edison W. Dick
Felice Gaer
Lori Kaplan
Theodore Piccone
George Mason University Business for a Better World Center 
George Mason University Center for International Education
SID Washington Chapter

Alliance for Peacebuidling
Ellen McGovern
Uzra Zeya
Dawn Calabia

10 December 2020

2020 Human Rights Awards


Each year, UNA-NCA commemorates the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a celebratory event. 

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the 72nd anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNA-NCA will recognize individuals and organizations working to improve human rights in their communities and around the world.


This year, we are excited to partner with Bathsheba Smithen and Cage Free Voices for a spoken word performance with musical accompaniment during the event!  You can learn more about their work here.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2020

4:30pm to 6:30pm

The 2020 Honorees are:

Louis B. Sohn Award:
Dean Claudio Grossman
Professor and Dean Emeritus, American University Washington College of Law

Perdita Huston Award
Professor Susan Deller Ross
Director, International Women's Human Rights Clinic, Georgetown Law

F. Allen “Tex” Harris Diplomacy Award
Erin Barclay & Scott Busby
U.S. Department of State

Community Human Rights Award
People for Fairness Coalition DC-Based non-profit working to end housing instability 



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Registration ends at 11:59 pm on 12/9

Contact our President, Paula Boland, at paula@unanca.org with any questions about sponsorship and tributes.

17 December 2020

Walking For Freedom: A Deep Look into the Venezuelan Humanitarian Crisis

The UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will present a documentary and discussion about the Venezuelan migration crisis.
More than 4 million Venezuelans are living outside of Venezuela as of June of 2019. That number is set to soar to 5.3 million by the end of the year which translates to 5,000 people fleeing each day. Venezuela is home to one of the countries with the biggest emigrant population in the hemisphere, this is why Walking for Freedom, a documentary, immerses the viewer to what the migrants go through. From walking through the Simon Bolivar International Bridge that links Venezuela and Colombia, to passing through perilous “trocha” routes, all migrants face obstacles on the way. This event and panel will portray the life of those who take part in this risky odyssey as well as bring awareness in the community.

When: Tuesday, December 17, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free, but registration is required

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