Prophets of a Future Not Our Own

The biennial Óscar Romero Award recognizes courageous, grassroots, human rights advocacy. The award is named after Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, who was beatified in May of this year. Miriam Miranda and Berta Cáceres, Afro-Caribbean and indigenous rights activists in Honduras, share this year’s honors.

Berta Cáceres was assassinated on March 2, 2015 in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. The Chapel stands in solidarity with the COPINH and the Fund for Global Human Rights in demanding an immediate investigation into Cáceres’ murder.

Miriam Miranda

Miriam Miranda

Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres

Listening to Voices Not Silenced

In the weeks leading up to the award ceremony, the Rothko Chapel presents programs that investigate the perils of advocacy in the face of enormous economic and political pressures. All programs are free and take place at the Rothko Chapel, unless otherwise noted.