The 2008 Border Heroes Award Dinner will honor Carlos Marentes and Carmen Rodríguez, 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 2008 at the El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Diana Washington Valdez, El Paso Times investigative reporter and author of Harvest of Women, will be the keynote speaker.
Marentes is the director of the Farmworkers Center and founder of both the Sin Fronteras Organizing Project and the Border Agricultural Workers Project. Marentes is being honored at this year’s program for his years of advocacy in the area of migrant farmworker rights.
Rodríguez is an attorney and Manager at the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in El Paso. Rodríguez is being honored at this year’s program for her work in representing both workers and farm workers.
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