Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Human Rights Day Celebration in Seattle

Maria Hinojosa to Speak at Town Hall, Northwest Immigrant Rights Director to be Honored

Award-winning journalist and author Maria Hinojosa will speak at a free evening event to celebrate Human Rights Day in Seattle on Thursday, December 7, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Town Hall on 8th Avenue and Seneca Street. The theme of the event is "Human Rights: Crossing All Borders." Ms. Hinojosa is host of "Latino USA" on National Public Radio and senior correpsondent for the PBS newsmagazine program, "NOW." She also will speak at a daytime event from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at First United Methodist Church's Drury Hall at 5th Avenue and Columbia Street.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Executive Director, Magdaleno Rose-Avila, will be one of the recipients of the 2006 Human Rights Distinguished Citizens Awards. For more information, please call the Seattle Office for Civil Rights at (206) 684-4500 or see their website here.

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