Fighting For Justice Banquet

The fighting for justice banquet is currently cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will update you when more information is available.

For the last twenty-four years MALSA has held an annual banquet honoring an individual or organization that works to advance the cause of justice for the Hispanic/Latino community. The Fighting for Justice Banquet (FFJ) is held in the spring semester and it draws the attendance of numerous judges, attorneys, students, and dignitaries from across the state of New Mexico.

MALSA plans to start a scholarship for incoming 1L students who do not qualify for Federal Student Aid. MALSA would be the first UNMSOL student organization to do so, and with your help we can make it happen!


This year’s Banquet will also feature a cocktail hour, live music, and a silent auction. 

Past recipients of the Fighting for Justice Award include:

2019: Xochitl Torres Small

2018: Denise Chanez

2017: Professor Eileen Gauna

2016: Justice Cruz Reynoso

2015: Working Classroom

2014: Somos Un Pueblo Unido

2013: Senator Jeff Bingaman and Anne Bingaman

2012: Catholic Charities Legal Services

2011: The New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty

2010: Professor Jose L. Martinez

2009: MALDEF

2008: Enlace Comunitario

2007: Dr. Daniel H. Lopez

2006: The Honorable Daniel Sosa, Jr.

2005: Arturo Jaramillo

2004: Hispanic Round Table of New Mexico

2003: Rolando Rios

2002: Mirna Torres

2001: Mexican Consulate

2000: Honorable Judge Steve Herrera/ Professor Placido Gomez

1999: Dwight Duran

1998: Professor Fred Hart

1997: Antonio Silva

1996: Olga Pedrosa  

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