Voces de la Frontera: Celebrates 11th year with People’s Gala this Thursday

Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331

WHO: Voces de la Frontera, allies & supporters

WHAT: 2012 People’s Gala / Gala Popular

WHEN: Thursday November 15th, 5:30 pm

WHERE: UWM Union, Wisconsin Room, 500 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI

2012 has been another amazing year of struggle, action and achievement here at Voces.

From defending voting rights through two victorious state and federal lawsuits, to helping organize the unionization campaign of courageous striking workers at Palermo’s Pizza.

From the incredible effort by Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) in drafting Wisconsin’s first Student Bill of Rights, to organizing DREAMers to win deportation relief through “Deferred Action”, to mobilizing an unprecedented turnout of Latino voters in the presidential election. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to step back and recognize our friends who have helped us get this far!

This Thursday we honor our supporters- the defenders of civil and labor rights who contribute to the important work that Voces de la Frontera carries out at the state and national level.

Please join us to celebrate our victories and preview the challenges ahead.

Keynote Speaker: Kim Bobo, Founder of Interfaith Worker Justice

5:30 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. Dinner, Program and Celebration


James Hall, President of the Milwaukee NAACP & Richard Saks, Civil Rights Award (Voter ID Lawsuit)

Palermo Workers Union, Joe Rody Worker Rights Award

Peter Earle & Jackie Boynton, Civil Rights Award (Redistricting Lawsuit)

Ray Vahey & Equality Wisconsin, Community Activist Award

James & Jeanne Cusack, Faith Leader Award

Sean Orr & Kennia Coronado, Richard Oulahan Youth Activist Award

Blanca Bravo & Carlos Gonzalez, New American Award