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Sunday, March 24, 7:30pm, Suggested donation $10 The 2013 Óscar Romero Award will be given to Ms. Blanca Velázquez, a champion of worker rights and dignity in Mexico. The twelfth such award given by the Rothko Chapel since 1986, this award honors unsung heroes who work under extraordinary circumstances to advance human rights. The award is named after Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, who was murdered on March 24, 1980 because of his opposition to violence and his courageous defense of the poor in his country. In order to highlight and contextualize Ms. Velázquez’s significant work, the Rothko Chapel will present several programs preceding the presentation of the Award.
Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero is a timely portrait of one individual's quest to speak truth to the rich and powerful forces which dominated his government. The film includes rare recordings and film footage from Archbishop Óscar Romero's own collection and a wide range of interviews from those whose lives were changed by him, including Church activists, human rights lawyers, former guerrilla fighters and politicians.