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20th Anniversary
Arrival Awards Gala

Sept. 26, 2019
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

CO-CHAIRS

Charles Foster
Gordon Quan

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Sofia Adrogué
Magali Candler
Robert Etnyre
Geoffrey Hoffman
Nathaniel Martinez
Michael A. Olivas
Josephine Sorgwe
Rosemary Vega
Peter Williamson

2019 DISTINGUISHED HONOREES

Harry Gee
Sima Ladjevardian
Lynden Rose

2019 ARTIST OF DISTINCTION

Karina González
Daniel Noyola
Geraldina Interiano Wise

BEACONS OF LIGHT

Farida Abjani
Antonio Arellano
Sandija Bayot
David Cabello
Magali Suárez Candler
Chesley Choudhury
Ibraham Firat
Sue Habib
Rusty Hardin
Aamir Kazmi
Bibi Khan
Connie Kwan-Wong
Dr. Himesh Laklhani
Nathaniel Martinez
Susham Modi
Karla Perez
Ruby Lichte Powers
Anuj A. Shah
Sunil Sharma
Sebastian Simon
Elise Wilkinson
Dr. Behyar Zoghi, MD, PhD, FACP


This year marks 20 years that the University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic has provided FREE legal services to immigrants in need. It has represented individuals who have been victims of persecution, violence, human trafficking, genocide, children who qualify for juvenile visas and over 2000 low-income Houstonians.

The clinic also provides law students with hands-on training, mentorship and field experience in the courtroom while in school. 

The Arrival Awards is an Annual Fundraising Gala to recognize immigrant achievement, inspire cross cultural understanding and raise much needed funds for the Clinic. 

This bi-partisan event promotes messages of unity, respect, justice and hope and will feature:

  • Recognition of our 2019 Arrival Awardees: Sima Ladjevardian, Harry Gee and Lynden Rose
  • A once-in-a-lifetime, original fusion artistic performance choreographed and performed by Daniel Noyola of the Houston Grand OperaKarina Gonzalezthe first Hispanic principal ballerina of the Houston Ballet, Rupert Edwards III,  her husband who is a former Houston Ballet dancer and iconic live painter, Geraldina Interiano Wise. A fully immigrant cast will tell the immigrant story;
  • Festive cultural activities called “The Unity Experience,” inspired by the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston; and
  • Acknowledgement of community leaders we have deemed “Beacons of Light”

This is a critical time in our country. There are more injustices than ever before. There are more people that need representation than ever before, and we must equip and mentor the next generation of immigration attorneys. 

Please join us on September 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Houston Hilton Post Oak. Buy a table, become a sponsor, be an event partner or volunteer. If you can’t make it, please consider donating and help us promote. 

Visit www.law.uh.edu/arrivalawards, email us at - ArrivalA@central.uh.edu  or contact Myra Johnson at 859.536.0748 for more information. 

Thank you for your leadership and commitment to this impactful cause and we look forward to hearing from you soon, 

 

2019 Arrival Award Honorees

Sima Ladjevardia

Attorney, Political Strategist, Community Activist and Senior Advisor of Beto Campaign

 

 

Henry GeeHarry Gee

Managing partner, Gee & Zhang, LLP and President, Sister Cities of Houston

 

 

Lynden Rose

Honorary Consul of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Houston

Registration Information

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Event Partners

Houston Ballet

Houston Grand Opera

Houston Public Media

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

20th Anniversary
Arrival Awards Gala

Sept. 26, 2019
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

CO-CHAIRS

Charles Foster
Gordon Quan

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Sofia Adrogué
Magali Candler
Robert Etnyre
Geoffrey Hoffman
Nathaniel Martinez
Michael A. Olivas
Josephine Sorgwe
Rosemary Vega
Peter Williamson

2019 DISTINGUISHED HONOREES

Harry Gee
Sima Ladjevardian
Lynden Rose

2019 ARTIST OF DISTINCTION

Karina González
Daniel Noyola
Geraldina Interiano Wise

BEACONS OF LIGHT

Farida Abjani
Antonio Arellano
Sandija Bayot
David Cabello
Magali Suárez Candler
Chesley Choudhury
Ibraham Firat
Sue Habib
Rusty Hardin
Aamir Kazmi
Bibi Khan
Connie Kwan-Wong
Dr. Himesh Laklhani
Nathaniel Martinez
Susham Modi
Karla Perez
Ruby Lichte Powers
Anuj A. Shah
Sunil Sharma
Sebastian Simon
Elise Wilkinson
Dr. Behyar Zoghi, MD, PhD, FACP