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Fighting For Justice Banquet

For the last twenty-five 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.

As many of you know, the Fighting for Justice Banquet is our largest fundraiser. The money raised helps us fund several scholarships, events throughout the year, and cover our operating expenses. 

Through your donations, MALSA also started a scholarship for incoming 1L students who do not qualify for Federal Student Aid. MALSA was the first UNMSOL student organization to do so, and with your help we can make it happen, again! 

As we gather details of this year's fundraiser, please check back frequently for dates, and ways to join us this Spring 2023. See you soon!

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Past recipients of the Fighting for Justice Award include:

2023: David Benavides & the NM Land Grant Counsil

2022: New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

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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