Nov. 9, 1995
Vol. 15, No. 5

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    Martin-Baro Award honors contributions to social justice

    The fifth annual Martin-Baro Award banquet, sponsored by Calvert House, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Quadrangle Club. The Rev. Robert Drinan, professor at Georgetown University Law Center, will be honored. Alan Gewirth, the Edward Carlson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy, and Harry Porterfield, a reporter with Channel 7 News in Chicago, will be the guest speakers.

    The Martin-Baro Awards recognize members of the Catholic community who have made outstanding contributions to the church, particularly in the areas of social justice and public policy. The award was established in memory of the Rev. Ignacio Martin-Baro (Ph.D.'79), a leader of the civil-rights movement in El Salvador who was killed there in 1989.

    The banquet will follow a Mass of the Martyrs at University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. The mass will begin at 5:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Motet Choir, directed by Scott Lehmkuhl.

    Tickets for the banquet are $80 per person, $750 for tables of 10. For tickets or more information, call Bernard Rowan, 288-2311.