Announcing the 2016 Mujeres de Paz Honorees
Every year we honor exceptional women and men who are dedicated to ending violence, creating gender equality, and giving a voice to the voiceless at the Mujeres de Paz Annual Awards Dinner.
We are delighted to announce our 2016 honorees:
Mujeres de Paz Award
Inspirational Woman Award
Activist, Athlete and Survivor
Champion of Peace Award
Actor, Producer, Writer, Director and Humanitarian
Corporate Spirit Award
American Spanish-language broadcast television network
We invite you to be a part of this joyous evening as we honor these inspiring contributors and celebrate our 40th anniversary.
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40 Years / 40 Stories
We are a community, and nothing gets done just by one person, it gets done in relationship to each other. For forty years this organization has been led by leaders in the movement, dedicated staff and committed volunteers, there’s no way that the power of women empowering each other does not work.
— Connie Destito, ELAWC Co-Founder
Our 40 Years/ 40 Stories project highlights the profound voices behind the development and growth of the East Los Angeles Women’s Center.
We selected forty of the most significant personalities and are bringing you their fascinating profiles. You will hear from our founders, community leaders, volunteers, and survivors, an extraordinary roster of influencers who played a major part in supporting survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles.
Sharing stories and human connection is at the heart of our work here at ELAWC, and we hope you find our journey as inspiring to read as it has been to witness first-hand.
Profiles by Jessie Askinazi and photography by Dianna Martinez