Corazón de Justicia
Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:00pm Reception & Silent Auction
6:30pm Dinner & Award Ceremony
Casino del Sol Event Center
5655 W. Valencia Road
( Click for map)
The following individuals will be honored in the following areas:
Please join us on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:00pm at Casino del Sol (5655 W. Valencia Road) as we honor the strength and courage of these inspiring community members in the struggle for justice and human rights in our community.
Please contact us to confirm your attendance and make your menu selection.
Baby arugula, spinach, enoki mushrooms, lavender-honey vinaigrette
Pan seared chicken airline breast, seasoned vegetable medley, herbed
Grilled portobollo napoleon, zucchini, yellow squash, goat cheese, roasted
peppers and burgandy glazed onions with herbed polenta (vegetarian)
Lavosh, rolls and butter
Strawberry Tres Leches Pastel,soft vanilla cake layered with tres leches cream and fresh strawberries
Purchase an Ad in the Corazón de Justicia Awards Dinner Program
We hope that you will be able to join us for our 9th Annual Corazón de Justicia Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Casino del Sol Event Center at 6:00 p.m. As you know, our dinner will be celebrating and honoring organizers from the following communities: Labor, Youth, LGBT, Indigenous, Human Rights, Environmental, Immigrant Rights, Faith-Based, Community Empowerment, African-American, Art and Women’s Issues.
Below is information about the dinner, as well as information about purchasing an ad in this year’s program. Advertise your business and services to the community on our program today! Proceeds will go to support vital programs at Coalición de Derechos Humanos.
We appreciate your support and look forward to having the privilege of advertising your business and services to supporters of social justice. Please feel free to post our invitation on your bulletin board.
Program Ad Rates
1/2 page 5.5″ x 4.25″ $50.00 $75.00
full page 5.5″ x 8.5″ $75.00 $100.00
Space Reservation deadline is
Friday, Novmber 16, 2012.
The program will be distributed on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the time of the dinner.
Adobe Illustrator is used to layout the program.
Electronic ads are the preferred format to ensure the highest possible printed quality.
- Acrobat PDF (exact dimensions, no crop marks, and outlined fonts)
- Adobe Illustrator
- Photoshop in TIF or JPG format resolution 300 dpi @ 100% of size
Día de los Muertos Pilgrimage
Saturday, November 3, 2012
(12th Avenue and Ajo Way)
to San Xavier Mission
Coalición de Derechos Humanos
Alliance for Global Justice
Nonviolence Legacy Project/Culture of Peace Alliance
Tucson Veterans for Peace
|For Immediate Release
October 17, 2012
Contact: Derechos Humanos: 520.770.1373
U.S. Border Patrol’s Deadly Force Policies Terrorize Border Communities
Coalición de Derechos Humanos denounces the most recent shooting of a 16 year-old boy by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The incident, which occurred on October 10th, is the latest in a series of shootings that have raised serious questions as to the use of deadly force by the largest police agency, the U.S. Border Patrol. The community deserves an immediate halt and review of their “use of force” policies, and an independent, objective, and thorough investigation of the incident, which may include the possible prosecution of the Border Patrol agent to stand trial for the murder of this young man.
The October 10th shooting has created yet another international incident, with the U.S. Border Patrol opening fire into Nogales, Sonora, México, hitting a nearby medical office and putting multiple bullets into the body of 16 year-old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez. As has been typical of recent shootings, the Border Patrol has claimed that the victim was “throwing rocks” and that the agent “feared for his life,” justifying deadly force that could very well have taken more innocent lives. Despite the fact that the alleged rock throwers were across an international boundary line, this agent engaged in shooting indiscriminately across the border without regard for the populated area on the other side, and the possibility of killing or injuring bystanders.
In the last two years, at least four shooting incidents involving alleged “rock throwers” have occurred, and even the tragic and unnecessary shooting of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie illuminates the dangerous policy of indiscriminate and irresponsible use of deadly force. This is not simply a matter of “lack of training,” as the Border Patrol Union has stated-the use of deadly force obviously IS the policy being instilled and employed by agents. Agents have routinely opened fire on individuals without confirming their identity or whether a criminal act was being committed. It is a deplorable and dangerous policy that makes our communities less safe, and terrorizes those who live in communities where Border Patrol agents have been embedded. U.S. Border Patrol agents are not above the law, and to be judge, jury and executioner is absolutely unacceptable and criminal under the law. The U. S Border Patrol has proved to be out of control by any standard of acceptable law enforcement.
Derechos Humanos calls on all people of conscience to join us in denouncing this policy of deadly force, in demanding an objective and independent investigation into the murder of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, and for the prosecution of his murderer to the fullest extent of the law. We must begin to evaluate and assess the consequences of the unprecedented growth of this agency.