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      2018 New Person of the Year Award in Pittsburgh

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      June 26, 2018

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      841 California Avenue
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

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      2018 New Person of the Year Award

      About the Event The Thomas Merton Center is delighted to present the 2018 New Person Award to Monica Ruiz, a talented organizer and tireless advocate for immigrant rights and racial and economic justice. We hope you will consider purchasing event tickets. You can also become an event sponsor or purchase program book ads by visiting our NPOYA Sponsorship page. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and, as always, we will accept donations towards scholarships providing free tickets to low-income guests (please reach out to us at if you need a scholarship to attend the event). Attendees will each get two free drink tickets at the event. We thank you very much for any level of support you can offer, and hope to see you at the award celebration! For more information, visit: or contact us at WHEN: Tuesday, June 26th, 6PM - 9PM WHERE: National Association of Letter Carriers Hall, 841 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 About Monica Ruiz Monica is the daughter of Latino immigrants and has spent decades advocating for Latinos living in the United States. Currently, Monica is the Community Organizer at Casa San José, an organization dedicated to supporting immigrants in and around Pittsburgh. She fights for immigrant rights on many levels, including organizing the community around housing and legal issues, pushing law enforcement and politicians to pass pro-immigrant policies, and building powerful coalitions to integrate her efforts with racial and worker justice movements in Pittsburgh. At TMC, we are grateful to have worked with Monica on stopping racist legislation in Harrisburg, winning the Don’t Criminalize Transit Riders campaign, the annual May Day march, and the campaign to stop the deportation of community leader Martín Esquivel Hernández. Monica is a mentor and ally to TMC activists and many others in Pittsburgh. She brings her fierce intelligence, humor, listening skills, and empathy to every space she’s in. Monica is honored to receive the New Person Award the year after her fellow organizer, Carl Redwood, received the 2017 New Person award.

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