Rochester Committee on Latin America
2019 Rice & Beans Annual Gala Dinner & White Dove Awards


Friday, March 22, 2019, 5:15 PM
Gates Presbyterian Church*
1049 Wegman Road, Rochester, NY
*Wheelchair accessible and looped for the hearing impaired.

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Celebrating ROCLA’s 46th Anniversary and 2019 White Dove Award Winners! 

Come and hear their inspirational stories!


International Winners

Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, Bolivian indigenous Aymara activist, feminist and sociologist

James Jordan, Alliance for Global Justice labor solidarity activist in Colombia


Local Winner

Irene Sanchez, founder of Puertorriqueños en la Distancia, Rochester, NY


Ticket Prices:
Hero: $100; Champion: $60; Friend: $30; Student: $15.
We encourage organizations to buy a table of 8 at last year’s price, $25 per person ($200 per table)

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To donate a raffle item: This year ROCLA will hold a special raffle of items valued at $50 or more. If you can donate a basket of items, a service, a gift card, or another item of value, please contact Grania Marcus, (917) 579-0199.

To provide a dessert: The Rice & Beans dinner features wonderful homemade desserts! Contact Gail Mott,; (585) 464-0878 to let us know if you can provide one.

To volunteer to help: Kathy Goforth, (585) 467-4091. (Please write “Volunteer for R & B Dinner” on the subject line of your email.) We need help with set up, clean up, collecting ticket payments and paying for raffle items.