Center for Workers’ Rights Celebrates our 9th Annual Awards Ceremony

Erica Zermeno, and Daniela Urban presenting an award to Leon Burns

On Thursday, June 27th, the Center for Workers’ Rights celebrated our 9th Annual Awards Ceremony. Each Summer, CWR gathers community members, supporters, volunteers, coalition members, and other community based organizations to reflect on the past year’s victories, highlight areas of growth and honor three individuals who exemplify the fight for a more just world for all workers. 

This year we gathered at the Citizen Hotel, in Sacramento California, where our guests conversed on current workplace rights issues.. We were privileged to recognize Cynthia Rice, the recipient of our Legal Advocate Award for decades of advocacy for workers, mentorship of new attorneys, and pioneering litigation strategies.  

We were honored to present Barry Broad with our Legislative Leadership Award and we were delighted to hear about his adventures in standing up for what’s right at the Capitol, with tales that left all guests in stitches.   

We deeply appreciate our client Leon Burns sharing his commitment to his work as a drug and alcohol counselor and the impact the Center for Workers’ Rights had on his continued career development as we fought for fair pay for him and his co-workers.  

The past nine years have truly demonstrated that a small organization like the Center for Workers’ Rights can have a profound impact in the lives of so many workers who struggle to secure a life of dignity in a world that often seems actively hostile to those ends. We continue to look towards our future and the work we will be able to accomplish as we continue to grow, build lasting relationships and bonds within our communities, and struggle alongside those fighting for a better world. If you would like to donate to CWR to help ensure our continued success you can do so here. We hope to celebrate with you for our 10 year anniversary next year!

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