What: Cultural Crossings presents human rights activist Enrique Morones "Border Angels: Saving Migrant Lives"
When: Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
Where: Fenn Tower Ballroom, 3rd Floor. 1983 East 24th St.
Why: Morones is president and founder of Border Angels, an all-volunteer group he established in 1986 that places food, water and other provisions on desert border areas to help save migrant lives.
Morones has been featured on NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, BBC, NPR, HBO, The Today Show and other international media. He frequently lectures and has debated issues on shows with Bill O'Reilly, Lou Dobbs and others about the migrant community.
As a founder of Gente Unida, a human rights border coalition of 65 groups, he led the national effort against the Minutemen, shutting them down in California. He is recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the U.S. by Hispanic Business Magazine, and was named the Frontline Human Rights International awardee for his lifelong dedication to human rights. Morones was also honored as the 2009 Human Rights awardee by Mexico's Commission on Human Rights. Currently, he continues to expand Border Angels outreach and travels the country speaking to groups about humane immigration reform and the realities of life and death on the border.
Cultural Crossings lecture series sponsored by CSU's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
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