CHLI
Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
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Gala

13th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards 

 

2017 Gala

A Tribute to Freedom

Mandarin oriental HOTEL
1330 Maryland av. sw
WASHINGTON, DC

 

April 26, 2017

6:30 PM

 


2017 Gala Award Recipients

 

CHLI’s Leadership in International Relations Award

 

 
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Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
Physician, Human Rights Activist

Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez is the founder and president of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights, an organization outlawed by Cuban authorities, which peacefully promotes the defense of all human rights through nonviolent civil disobedience. Dr. Biscet Gonzalez has been imprisoned on multiple occasions due to his struggle for justice in Cuba. On March 11, 2011, it was announced that Biscet had been freed, along with more than 50 other protesters. Dr. Biscet Gonzalez continues to fight for human rights and injustice in Cuba and in 2007, Biscet was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

 
 
 

Leadership in Public Service Award

Every year CHLI recognizes, with its Leadership in Public Service Award, exceptional public servants who support the advancement of the Hispanic community in the United States.CHLI recognizes the outstanding contributions of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Gerald Connolly of Virginia (D-VA).


 

 

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (r-NJ)

CHLI recognizes the outstanding contributions of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Gerald Connolly of Virginia (D-VA). As Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, Congressman Frelinghuysen has continued his extraordinary work for the rights of all, for fiscal responsibility and for economic growth.

Congressman Gerry Connolly  (d-VA)

Every year CHLI recognizes, with its Leadership in Public Service Award, exceptional public servants who support the advancement of the Hispanic community in the United States.CHLI also recognizes Congressman Connolly, another extraordinary Member of Congress, who serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and is a leading voice for human rights throughout the world.

 

 

PLATINUM Sponsors

 
 
 

 

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For Event Details contact Nina Roque at nroque@chli.org  
For Sponsorship Opportunities or Table purchase, contact Mary Ann Gomez, CHLI President & CEO, at mgomezorta@chli.org