The Óscar Romero Award

The biennial Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award recognizes courageous, grassroots, human rights advocacy. The award is named after Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, who was beatified in May 2015 and canonized on October 14, 2018, for speaking up against injustices in his home country of El Salvador. 

The next Óscar Romero Award will take place in June 2020 on the topic of climate justice. In the weeks leading up to the award ceremony, the Rothko Chapel presents programs that investigate the perils of climate advocacy in the face of enormous economic and political pressures.

All programs are Pay What You Can and take place at the Rothko Chapel, unless otherwise noted. Check back for event updates.

About the Óscar Romero Award

Past Awardees