2011 Border Heroes Awards
Please join us at our upcoming fundraising dinner Saturday, Nov. 5 when we honor the tireless work of Dr. Kathleen Staudt and Dr. Jacob Heydemann. Journalist Angela Kocherga will be our keynote speaker. And remember, Courage Knows No Borders!
What: 2011 Border Heroes Awards Dinner, Courage Knows No Broders!
When: 6 PM, Saturday, November 5, 2011
Where: Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton
Tickets: $100 (Tables of 8 available) Please make checks payable to Las Americas and mail them to 1500 E. Yandell, El Paso, Texas 79902
The Board of Directors of Las Americas is proud to announce that the annual Border Heroes Awards will go this year to two longtime community leaders who have dedicated their lives to making our border a more just and humane place, Dr. Kathleen Staudt and Dr. Jacob Heydemann.
Kathleen (Kathy) Staudt, PhD, is a professor of political science at the University of Texas at El Paso. She founded the Center for Civic Engagement, engaged thousands of UTEP students in community organizations and published sixteen books, mostly studying life on the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Dr. Jacob Heydemann is an El Paso orthopedic surgeon who generously donates his services to clinics and hospitals in Juárez and other parts of Mexico on a regular basis. Dr. Heydemann’s humanitarian work has been recognized by the government of Mexico, among other entities.
Angela Kocherga, the Border Bureau Chief for Belo Television’s 20 stations and 3 regional cable networks, will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Kocherga is one of a few American reporters who still go to Juárez on a regular basis despite the continuing violence. Her reports can be seen in El Paso on KVIA.
Las Americas is expecting 250 people at the event. Past Border Heroes Award recipients include Enrique Moreno, Carmen Rodriguez, Mike Dipp, Lynn Coyle, Carlos Marentes, Ruben Garcia, Sr. Liliane Alam, Delia Gomez, Francisco Dominguez, Linda Chew, Albert Armendariz, Sr. And Albert Armendáriz, Jr.
All proceeds will go to Las Americas. Las Americas depends entirely on private grants, donations and fundraising events to sustain itself. With these funds, we offer legal services to low income immigrants, including battered women and refugees. Every time we win an asylum case, every time we obtain a green card for a victim of domestic violence, we owe it to our supporters in the community.
Contact: Louie Gilot, Executive Director, (915) 544-5126 Ext. 22, or firstname.lastname@example.org.