Thursday, December 7, 2006

NWIRP Leader Honored

Magdaleno Rose-Avila, the executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, was given the City of Seattle's Distinguished Citizen Award for Human Rights today. See the profile in the Seattle Times: Advocate for immigrants will be honored with city award, Dec. 7, 2006. Congratulations, Leno!

The Human Rights Day celebration also honored the Seattle Trans Jail Policy Group, which worked with the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention to develop a new policy for the King County Jail to use in dealing with incarcerated transgender, gender variant, and intersex inmates. The jail began phasing in the policy in August.

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