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Defenders of Justice Awards set for May 10

The North Carolina Justice Center has announced details on the 14th annual Defenders of Justice Awards.
(Last year was a sell-out so get your tickets early. Click here for more info.)

When: Thursday, May 10, 2012,  6 pm – 9 pm
Where:
American Tobacco Campus, Bay 7, Durham, NC

The honorees:

State Representative Larry Hall of Durham County for his commitment to protecting vulnerable families and members of the military from predatory lenders, safeguarding voting rights, and expanding opportunities for low-income individuals and communities throughout the state.

State Representative Deborah Ross of Wake County for her dedication to increasing access to affordable housing and public transportation, protecting civil rights, and reforming North Carolina’s tax system to make it more fair and transparent.

Disability Rights North Carolina for their research and advocacy efforts to uphold the fundamental rights of people with disabilities to live free from harm in the communities of their choice and with the opportunity to participate fully and equally in society.

Mary Lee Hall of Legal Aid of NC’s Farmworker Unit for fighting to protect the rights and improve the well-being of the tens of thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers who work in North Carolina’s fields.

Reuben Blackwell of the Opportunities Industrialization Center in Rocky Mount for his tenacity in opening doors to opportunity, breaking down barriers, and standing up for the rights and well-being of the people of Rocky Mount and the state.

Hope to see you there.

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