The Óscar Romero Award

The biennial 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. In the weeks leading up to the award ceremony, the Rothko Chapel presents programs that investigate the perils of advocacy in the face of enormous economic and political pressures. All programs are free and take place at the Rothko Chapel, unless otherwise noted.

2017 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award Ceremony
Sunday, November 12 2017, 3 PM

Art and Incarceration: Poetry, Theatre and Music in and about Captivity
Thursday, October 12 2017, 7 PM

Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi
Thursday, November 2 2017, 7 PM

Double jeopardy: Women and the Criminal Justice System
Monday, November 6 2017, 7 PM

About the Óscar Romero Award

Past Awardees