​​​​25th Anniversary Celebration &

La Mancha Awards

Saturday, October 20, 2018​, from 6 - 9 p.m.

Shiley Theatre

University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, California​

​​ Overview 

The annual La Mancha Awards celebrates the dedication of exceptional attorneys and law firms who have a commitment to Casa Cornelia's clients and their cases. This year, Casa Cornelia is delighted to celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2018 La Mancha Awards.

​​​​​Keynote Speaker  

Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer-Prize award winning Journalist and Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times, has over two decades of experience reporting on human rights violations and social injustices around the world, including Sudan, Darfur, Israel-Palestine, Libya and Iraq.

After joining The New York Times in 1984, Kristof served as correspondent in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. In 1990 Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, then also an NYT Journalist, became the first husband-wife team to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement.

Kristof won his second Pulitzer in 2006 for what the judges called “his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world.” Kristof and WuDunn have written four best-selling books: Half the Sky, A Path Appears, China Wakes, and Thunder.

Program Highlights

The 25th Anniversary Celebration & 2018 La Mancha Awards will feature awards for Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and Jubilee Awards for Law Firms of the Year (2009-2018). We will also have a reception with live music. ​More details to come!

​Sponsorship Opportunities

Make this a truly celebratory event with your sponsorship support. Sponsorships at various levels are critical for Casa Cornelia's 2018 fund. Your sponsorship sustains our mission of providing quality free legal representation for our clients, including unaccompanied children who come to the U.S. fleeing violence, victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in Southern California, and asylum-seekers facing socio-political, religious, and ethnic persecution. 

Click here to view, select and process your sponsorship for the event.

Reserve Your Tickets

Reserve your tickets for a night of celebration and reflection.


For information on event tickets or sponsorship, contact Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, RMitsumasu@CasaCornelia.org or (619)231-7788.

View highlights from last year's 10th Annual La Mancha Awards here!

Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer-Prize winner and Columnist for The New York Times will keynote the La Mancha Awards. Photo by Ramin Talaie / EPA