Farmworker Justice Annual Award Reception (DC) 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Loew’s Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C.


Kerry Kennedy, receiving the Farmworker Justice Award, is the President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. For more than thirty years, Ms. Kennedy has devoted herself to the pursuit of equal justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law.  During her entire career, Ms. Kennedy has advanced the struggle for justice by farmworkers throughout the nation by supporting union organizing, promoting corporate social responsibility, advocating for policy reforms, recognizing farmworker leaders and raising public awareness.  

Moises Loza, receiving the Shelley Davis Memorial Award, is the Executive Director of the Housing Assistance Council, former Board member of Farmworker Justice, and a national leader in the quest for improving housing for the rural poor.  Mr. Loza grew up in south Texas in a migrant farmworker family and traveled extensively to perform farm work.  HAC works with organizations in rural communities to ensure funding, technical knowledge and training to develop affordable housing.  This memorial award continues the legacy of our late Deputy Director, Shelley Davis.

Host Committee Co-Chairs:
Maria Holleran Rivera, former Foreign Affairs Specialist, National Nuclear Security Administration and past president Hispanic Bar Association of District of Columbia

Joseph Sellers, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll law firm

Host Committee Members:
Howard Berman, former Member of Congress; Senior Advisor, Covington and Burling
 Andrea LaRue, Managing Partner, NVG 
Cecilia Muñoz, former Director of White House Domestic Policy Council 
Arturo Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers

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