During our last visit to Tucson, Arizona we had the opportunity to spend time with an amazing leader in the fight for human rights, Isabel Garcia. Isabel has been at the forefront of immigrant and refugee rights since 1976. Isabel’s analysis is clear “Immigration policy has been a total failure and needs to be changed. It has not prevented people from attempting to cross the border but has put the lives of thousands of men, women, and children in serious danger. Their deaths are the direct result of U.S. policy.” Isabel serves as the co-chair Coalición de Derechos Humanos.
Coalición de Derechos Humanos (“The Human Rights Coalition”) is a grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike.
I am honored to have designed the cover for Derechos Humanos Ninth Annual Corazón de Justicia Awards. In addition Jesus Barraza printed a limited edition of hand made screen prints that will be sold as a fundraiser to benefit the organization. Jesus and I want to congratulate all the award recipients many of whom we are lucky to call friends.