Activists from the U.S., Rwanda, Mexico and Tibet to be Honored; Issues Include Enviromnental Justice, Ethnic Violence, Judicial Equality, Freedom of Expression
NEW YORK, NY (October 26, 1995) -- Frontline activists from the United States, Rwanda, Mexico and Tibet have been named recipients of the 1995 Reebok Human Rights Award for their leadership in safeguarding human rights and fighting injustice. They will be recognized at a December 5th award ceremony at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theatre, an historic center of artistic expression.
"I proudly join Reebok in celebrating the vision and tenacity of the recipients of this year's
awards," said former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, a member of the Reebok Human Rights Board of Advisors. "These young leaders, who are willing to take great personal risks to create new
possibilities for human justice, hold the key to a better future for people around the world."
"This year, we're very excited to be celebrating the eighth annual Reebok Human Rights Award and the achievements of these courageous human rights advocates at the Apollo Theatre in New York City," said Paul Fireman, Chairman and CEO, Reebok International Ltd. "When it opened as a black theatre in 1934, the Apollo gave a voice, and a livelihood, to a broad range of artists and it spawned a rich musical heritage. It has been at the center of cultural life in Harlem, but its legacy reaches far beyond its famous marquee. The Apollo has made an indelible contribution to America's cultural diversity."