ACLU Carl Whitehead Memorial Award: Recognized for lifetime contributions to civil liberties, October 2008. Induction into the Cesar Chavez Leadership Hall of Fame: Recognized for a passion for justice for those who are not heard, 2006. Anti-Defamation League Civil Rights Award: Recognized for efforts and achievements in the furtherance of civil and human rights for all people, 2006. Mary Rhodes Award from the National Order of Sisters of Loretto: 2006. Champions of Change Award from the Escuela Tlatelolco: 2005. Shining Star Award from Family Star: 2004. Trish Dunn Award: Recognized for efforts in furthering greater cooperation and improved understanding among women of diverse faith, 2000. Norm Early Victims Rights Award: Recognized for outstanding commitment, compassion and leadership in fostering rights for victims of crime, 1999. Gil Horn Faith in Action Award: Recognized for prophetic and inclusive leadership that has served justice and enriched the interfaith community in metropolitan Denver, 1999. Girl Scouts Mile High Council Women of Distinction Award: 1998. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Hispanics Award: 1997. American Association of University Women Trailblazer Award: 1996. Iliff School of Theology Outstanding Recent Graduate Award: 1995; Outstanding Student Award: 1996; Alumna Award of the Year: 2003. Melvin E. and Lucille Wheatley Award for Justice: 1985. Who's Who in Colleges and Universities: 1985.