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Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center is honored to welcome António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as the keynote speaker for the Tenth Annual Midwest Light of Human Rights Awards. The luncheon is expected to draw more than 700 guests from Chicago's legal, business, and philanthropic community. A benefit for the National Immigrant Justice Center, the event recognizes our region's human rights workers and celebrates the contributions of civic, business, and philanthropic leaders in promoting human rights.

Chicago Event Will Honor Human Rights Champions,
Support Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center's
Efforts to Provide Legal Assistance for Low-Income Immigrants and Refugees

CHICAGO - April 15, 2009 - Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center is honored to welcome António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as the keynote speaker for the Tenth Annual Midwest Light of Human Rights Awards. The luncheon is expected to draw more than 700 guests from Chicago's legal, business, and philanthropic community. A benefit for the National Immigrant Justice Center, the event recognizes our region's human rights workers and celebrates the contributions of civic, business, and philanthropic leaders in promoting human rights.

What: Tenth Annual Midwest Light of Human Rights Awards benefiting Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center

Who: Keynote address by António Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees

When: Friday, June 19, 2009, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: The Fairmont Chicago Hotel, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago

Tickets: For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.immigrantjustice.org/midwestlight.

Press: To arrange media interviews with Mr. Guterres, please contact Tara Tidwell Cullen at (312) 660-1337 or by email.

The Tenth Annual Midwest Light of Human Rights Awards is presented with support from:
Baker & McKenzie, Jenner & Block LLP, Mayer Brown LLP and Sidley Austin LLP