NLIRH Executive Director Silvia Henriquez is being honored by the Ms. Foundation for Women with a Women of Vision award. Below is a message from the staff and board of NLIRH. Congrats Silvia!
We are thrilled to announce that the Ms. Foundation will be honoring NLIRH Executive Director Silvia Henriquez as one of three “2010 Women of Vision” awardees at its annual Gloria Awards. The “Women of Vision” award celebrates grassroots women activists and philanthropists whose achievements bring us closer to our vision of a just and inclusive democracy.
Under Silvia’s leadership, NLIRH has become one of the organizations on the forefront of the reproductive health and justice movements for Latinas and immigrants.
Throughout the recent health care reform debates, NLIRH was one of the few organizations to openly demand full health care access, including abortion coverage, for all women and immigrants. We organized local advocates for outreach to members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, headlined a national abortion rights lobby day in Washington, D.C., and solidified relationships with immigration rights coalitions to build support for upcoming reforms that recognize the reproductive health and rights of all women immigrants.
The Award Ceremony honoring Silvia’s leadership is being held on May 20th at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit this website.