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Cathleen Caron to be honored with the Peter Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest

Global Workers congratulates Executive Director, Cathleen Caron, for receiving the Peter Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest from the American University Washington College of Law. Cathleen won the award for her commitment to and creative service in the public interest, in the category for Alumnae Involved in International Work. The law school will honor her at the 11th Annual Peter Cicchino Public Service Awards dinner on April 13.

The award celebrates Peter Cicchino’s outstanding devotion to public interest issues in all aspects of his life, by recognizing students and alumni who have demonstrated a similar dedication in their work. Peter Cicchino was a rare combination of activist and scholar. He spent most of his adult life serving the indigent directly and advocating vociferously for the disadvantaged. As a law professor in the final two years of his life, Peter made compelling moral and legal arguments for a society that meets the basic needs of all its members, and against insidious discrimination. In April 2000, American University's Washington College of Law inaugurated the annual Peter Cicchino Awards for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest. Peter passed away three months later after a two-year struggle with colon cancer at the age of 39. For more information go to the Peter M. Cicchino Social Justice Foundation or American University, Washinton College of Law.

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