We are pleased to announce our 2014 honorees!
As founder and chairwoman of Voto Latino, Rosario empowers young Latinas and Latinos to claim a better future by voting and bringing their voices into the political process. Rosario is a tireless campaigner against racism, sexism and sexual assault, and she's a leading advocate for women's rights and reproductive justice.
Philomena Lee, Jane Libberton, and The Philomena Project
With the momentum of the Oscar-nominated film Philomena behind them, Philomena Lee and her daughter Jane Libberton launched The Philomena Project to pressure the Catholic hierarchy and Irish government to open the adoption records for the more than 60,000 children taken from their Irish mothers and sold for adoption in the U.S.
Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy, and the Survivors Network of the Abused by Priests
Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy and their organization SNAP are doing extraordinary work to hold the Catholic hierarchy responsible for covering up priests’ rape and sexual abuse of children. SNAP played a critical role in securing the recent UN Committee on the Rights of the Child investigation and subsequent report criticizing the Vatican’s record of protecting the abusers at the expense of their victims.