OTTAWA, Dec. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Marino Alvarado, Executive Director of Venezuela's PROVEA (Programa Venezolano de Educacion-Accion en Derechos Humanos), arrives in Ottawa today to speak with government officials, the media, and the public about human rights and democracy in Venezuela.
Mr. Alvarado will accept the 2010 John Humphrey Award on behalf of PROVEA at an official award ceremony in Gatineau on December 7 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, with special guest speaker Dean Allison, Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The evening will also feature live performances by Venezuela Folkloric Dance Group, Churun Meru, and Latin Music by Banda Sabrosa.
|John Humphrey Award Ceremony|
|Time:||5:00 to 7:00 p.m.|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2010|
|| Canadian Museum of Civilization
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau
Created in 1992, the John Humphrey Award is Canada's premier human rights award presented each year by Rights & Democracy. Named in honour of John Peters Humphrey, the Canadian law professor who prepared the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the award includes a $30,000 grant as well as a speaking tour of Canadian cities aimed at raising public awareness of the recipient's work in the field of human rights and democratic development.
For further information: For further information:
or to schedule an interview with Mr. Alvarado:
Ms. Augie Van Biljouw, 1-514-442-1565 or [email protected]