Housed within the Donia Human Rights Center, a member of the International Institute, the Wallenberg Medal and Lecture recognizes outstanding humanitarians whose work perpetuates University of Michigan alumnus Raoul Wallenberg’s extraordinary accomplishments and human values. These activities are supported by the Wallenberg Endowment, which was established in 1985.

Lucas Benitez, a co-founder of the Florida-based labor and human rights organization the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and a key organizational leader and member of the CIW’s Fair Food Program worker education team, will receive the University of Michigan Wallenberg Medal and deliver the keynote Wallenberg Lecture at 7:30pm on October 10th in Rackham Auditorium.

The Wallenberg Medal and Lecture ceremony is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Special event parking is available in the Thayer and Fletcher Parking Structures at a rate of $6.

The Wallenberg Medal and Lecture ceremony is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Special event parking is available to the general public in the Thayer and Fletcher Street parking structures at a rate of $6, payable by credit card only.

Please direct any inquiries about the event and requests for event accommodations to or 734-936-3973.

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Wallenberg Fellowship

The Wallenberg Fellowship is awarded annually to a graduating senior of exceptional promise who is committed to service and the public good. For more information about the fellowship, please contact the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships.

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