The Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum this week announced the selection of Arizona journalist Margaret Regan as the recipient of the third annual Al Filipov Peace and Justice Award.
Regan, being honored for her work reporting on the deaths of migrants along the US-Mexico border, will receive the award and be the featured speaker at the Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum on Saturday, Sept. 21, according to a press release.
“We are so excited to have Margaret Regan this year. She has an amazing ability to put a human face on a very difficult issue. She will deliver a powerful message,” said Loretta Filipov, who founded the Forum in honor of her husband, Al Filipov, after his tragic death on September 11, 2001.
As the Forum’s 2013 honoree, Regan will give a talk on “Deaths in the Desert: The Unseen Humanitarian Crisis in the Immigration Debate.”
It's a topic Regan has covered for a dozen years, and about which she has written an award-winning book, “The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands,” according to the press release.
“I was honored and humbled to be selected as the recipient of the Al Filipov Peace & Justice Award,” said Regan, in the press release. “I look forward to sharing the stories of the immigrant men, women and children who have lost their lives on their perilous journey to a better life in America.”
Founded following the death of Al Filipov on Sept. 11, 2001, the Peace & Justice Forum promotes peace and justice among all people. This year's event, to be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord, will be free and open to all.
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