Sr. Dianna Ortiz, OSU has been chosen by the Board of Directors, staff and clients of the Program for Torture Victims to receive their “Human Rights Hero Award” at their Human Dignity Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.
Program for Torture Victims is a human rights organization based in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to helping to rebuild the lives of torture survivors and their families through a comprehensive approach, including medical treatment, psychological counseling, assistance with winning asylum, and help finding jobs and housing.
In the letter of congratulations, Julie Gutman, Executive Director of PTV stated that “Sr. Dianna has been a tireless champion for torture survivors–from founding TASSC (Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition) to her influential writings demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to advocate for all survivors.”
All of us on the national staff of Pax Christi USA are proud of the accomplishments of Sr. Dianna and offer her our congratulations on receiving this most prestigious award.
11 thoughts on “NEWS: Sr. Dianna Ortiz to receive award for human rights work”
I’m happy for you,Diane.
Congratulations, Sr. Dianna! You are an inspiration!
God bless, Phyllis Turner Jepson, Pax Christi Florida
Congratulations, Sr. Dianna! Within a vast field of inspirational sisters, you are one of the greatest, showing us all what it means to be truly Christian. Blessings of peace, joy, and justice! Rosemarie Pace, PCMNY
CONGRATULATIONS! You certainly deserve this award for all that you do…and have done….to help other survivors……and for helping all of us us to know about the Guatemalan horrors.. Thanks, Dianna
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Can’t wait to hear from you. Greg
I was with you in spirit as you received this well-deserved award.
Your gentle yet strong persistence to seek justice for all inspires me! Blessings, Sister Tesa, Hour Children
Dianna, you have been such a blessing to me and so many others. Thank you for your courage and strength over all these years.
You are MY hero, too, Dianna. This recognition is richly deserved, and we are proud of you. Thank you for your tireless courage on behalf of the voiceless. Love and abrazos,
Michele Morek OSU-MSJ
Thanks, Dianna, for all you are and for all you’ve done to make this a better world! Love and prayers for your well-being, RosemaryK, OSU-MSJ
Congratulations Dianna, you have been my hero since I first met you
in Washington. Your work with victims of torture has been such an inspiration to me and to all of us here in the Reno- Sparks area. Our
Labyrinth Walk for the Victims and Survivors of Torture will be on
June 24, 5:30 AM at Rancho San Rafael Park, our ninth year. You were and are our inspiration
Congratulations Sister Dianna. We here downunder think of you with great fondness remembering the effort you made to come to New Zealand to speak at our Eucharistic Convention. More power to your arm. John Porteous.