Brazilian Worker Center

Fighting for Social and Economic Justice

Congratulations to BIC Attorney Lydia Edwards on her national award of Distinction

The Brazilian Immigrant Center is proud to announce that Lydia Edwards, was selected for a national award of distinction for her work with domestic workers. Lydia  is one of three recipients of this year's Berger-Marks Foundation Award of Distinction, celebrating the social justice work of women ages 35 and younger.

Lydia Edwards will receive an Edna Award in Washington D.C.  on November 14, 2012.

The Edna Awards are given to young women  who already have distinguished themselves as leaders of the social justice movement. It is named after Edna Berger, the first woman organizer of The Newspaper Guild and the inspiration behind the Berger-Marks Foundation.

"We are so proud and happy for Lydia,"   said Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director of the Brazilian Immigrant Center.  

"'I'm floored and extremely humbled, all of what we do here is such a team effort"' said Lydia Edwards, Director of Legal Services.

Judging the contest this year were: Liz Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO; Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union; Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization of Women; Carol Rothman, secretary-treasurer of The Newspaper Guild-CWA; and Valerie Ervin, a former union organizer and Montgomery County (Md.) Councilwoman.

updated: 6 years ago