Friday, October 23, 2024

Óscar Romero Award Ceremony at Rothko

posted by Free Press Houston @ 2:02 PM

On Sunday, October 25, the Rothko Chapel will recognize and celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of the 2024 Óscar Romero Award winner, Dr. Murhabazi Namegabe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dr. Namegabe, who has devoted his life’s work to the dangerous and noble mission of rescuing and rehabilitating children conscripted into rebel armed forces, is traveling from the Congo to Houston to accept the award.

The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon Street. The featured speaker at the ceremony will be Paul Salopek, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who will share insights gleaned from years of reporting from the Democratic Republic of Congo for the Chicago Tribune. The Honorable Donald B. Easum, former ambassador to Nigeria, will also make remarks.
Please mark your calendar for this tribute to two heroes—Óscar Romero, who was assassinated in 1980 for his human rights advocacy, and Dr. Namegabe, who risks his life daily in order to better the lives of his country’s young people.
--Rothko Chapel press release


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