Award Recipient: BELÉN, POSADA DEL MIGRANTE
Keynote Speaker: Friar José Raúl Vera López, OP
Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011
The Amistad Center
of Santa Lucia Parish
518 Gallagher Street
El Paso, TX 79915
Dinner Ticket: $50
All proceeds support the work of Annunciation House.
815 MYRTLE AVE, EL PASO, TX 79901,
contact Voice of the Voiceless
BELÉN, POSADA DEL MIGRANTE
Located in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, Belén, Posada del Migrante has offered hospitality to more than 40,000 immigrants, largely Central and South Americans. Together with two human rights organization it hosts, Belén, Posada del Migrante boldly advocates against the kidnapping, extortion, sexual abuse, and murder of migrants by criminal organizations and the simultaneous complicity of public officials. In the context of impunity, Belén, Posada del Migrante, was an outspoken critic of the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants in San Fernando, Tamaulipas.
OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BISHOP RAUL VERA
Bishop José Raúl Vera López, OP has been a bold defender of human rights throughout Mexico, especially of those of the indigenous and the immigrant. He speaks out against the kidnapping of immigrants and the Mexican government’s inability to disarm drug cartels.