This year's Amistad Awards will be presented by the People's World on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm at an anniversary rally in New Haven at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, 177 College Street on the theme "Justice for All. In Solidarity with Black and Latino Youth. Stop the Right-wing Attacks."
Jill Marks, Ciro Gutierrez and Cindy Harrity, three grass roots leaders and organizer, will receive the awards.
Special recognition will also be given to Edie Fishman marking her 80th year as a grass roots leader for justice since joining the YCL at age 14.
A cultural program in solidarity with Black and Latino youth struggling for survival, jobs and education will highlight the event.
The annual awards are presented to allies by the People's World on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the Communist Party USA.
Jill Marks stepped up this year as an organizer with New Haven Rising. She was elected in the September primaries to represent Ward 28 on the New Haven Board of Alders, as part of the labor-community alliance majority. She is mother of six, choir director of her church and has worked alongside her husband Rev. Scott Marks for many years.
Ciro Gutierrez is a member leader of SEIU 32 BJ in Hartford. He is now on the negotiating committee in a key labor battle covering 2,000 building service workers, part of national contract negotiations. He has fought for justice for immigrant workers and janitors for many years. He immigrated from Peru, became a citizen and raised three children here.
Cindy Harrity organized for Communication Workers of America 1298 for ten years until her recent retirement due to health. She got involved in the fight for workplace fairness over health insurance as a part-time worker. She has since organized around the country and supports husband John Harrity's work as president of the CT State Council of Machinists.
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People's World Amistad Awards and Celebration
Anniversary Rally & Greeting Book, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4 pm
Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, 177 College St, New Haven
E-mail formatted copy or text: email@example.com or mail to: 37 Howe St, New Haven, CT 06511
Deadline for formatted copy or text: November 21, 2015
Centerspread & 4 tickets $500 (8” high x 10.5” wide). - center two pages of the book
Patron page & 2 tickets $250 (8” high x 4 7/8” wide) - special placement in the book
Full page & 1 ticket $150 (8” high x 4 7/8” wide)
Half page $75 (4” high x 4 7/8” wide).
Quarter page $40 (2” high x 4 7/8” wide).
$25 each for solidarity tickets (includes name in book)
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Checks to CT People's World Committee. Mail to 37 Howe St, New Haven, CT 06511
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