Human Rights Awards Dinner

The 2019 Human Rights Awards Dinner will feature Professor Andrés Cediel, an investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker, and professor at UC Berkeley, who will deliver the event's keynote address and will be presented with the 2019 Don & Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award. We are honored to recognize Professor Cediel for his work shining a light on the human rights violations against some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

The event is being held:

Thursday, June 20
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. - Dinner & Program

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
 225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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About the Human Rights Awards Dinner

A time-honored tradition, the Human Rights Awards Dinner is held each year to honor individuals who have contributed significantly to the human rights movement and to The Advocates' work. The Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award and special recognition awards are presented at the event. For information about award recipients and details of past events, click here.

This year The Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award is being given to Professor Andrés Cediel. He is a professor of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and a documentary filmmaker. His films expose labor trafficking, sexual violence against women, and the exploitation of immigrant workers.  He has chronicled the search for justice after  the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. We are honored to recognize Professor Cediel, whose investigations and findings align so closely with The Advocates’ work for human rights, including women’s rights, immigrants’ rights, anti-trafficking efforts, and the promotion of international justice.

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