April 4, 2011 – On Friday, April 8, the University of Utah College of Social Work will celebrate the 10th year of the Pete Suazo Social Justice Awards by honoring seven community advocates for social and economic justice: Wazir Jefferson, the University of Utah Women’s Resource Center, Bertie Kee Lopez, the Radio From Hell show, Debbie Rocha, Mark Alvarez, and Bonnie Peters. The awards were created to honor the life of the late Senator Suazo by recognizing the work of those who continue Sen. Suazo’s legacy by dedicating themselves to the goal of social and economic justice. The awards ceremony and reception will begin at 4 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room of the Goodwill Humanitarian Building, 395 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City.
Representative David Litvack, a 2008 Pete Suazo Social Justice Award recipient, will be the featured speaker during the awards ceremony. “There is nothing more important to me than the fight for equality and fairness for all Utahns,” said Litvack. “It is not easy ‘work’ and takes individuals and organizations of unique character.”
“As our society gains a more comprehensive, inclusive understanding of the scope and impact of social justice and injustice, we are developing more innovative ways of addressing that injustice,” said Farri