On Friday November 21 we will receive an award from the Houston Peace and Justice Center.
The Houston Peace and Justice Center’s mission is enhance the work of institutions and organizations in the Houston area that promote non-violence, human rights, and economic, social, and environmental justice. The Center encourages their networking and collaboration. Check out their website for more information: HPJC
The HPJC has supported us since we were founded in June 2007. We are happy to be one of their three Houston based honorees. The others are the Rothko Chapel and Alice Valdez, the founder of MECA.
This year they will present their National Peacemaker Award to the Center for Constitutional Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, over the last four decades CCR has lent its expertise and support to virtually every popular movement for social justice. Its cases involving Guantanamo and Blackwater are making legal history. Representing CCR at the dinner will be staff attorney Pardiss Kebriaei, who provides direct representation to several of CCR’s clients at Guantánamo and helps coordinate CCR’s network of hundreds of pro bono counsel representing other prisoners. She also focuses on using international human rights mechanisms to bring international pressure to bear on the U.S. government and hold other governments accountable for their role in the violations at Guantánamo.