Dieter Cantu Named Recipient of 2022 Reebok Human Rights Award


December 12, 2022

Congratulations to Leading with Conviction 2020 graduate Dieter Cantu, recipient of the 2022 Reebok Human Rights Award highlighting individuals doing impactful work that promotes human rights and fights injustice. Cantu will receive $50,000 to support his philanthropic work, as well as guidance and mentorship from Reebok and its involved partners.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized and I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to be recognized by such a prestigious brand,” Cantu said.

“This award exemplifies that if we want to invest in the future, then we need to invest in our youth. The power is, and will always be, with the people. This award means that a child with a dream prevailed and was strong enough to defy the odds. When you lead with compassion, trust the process, and practice humility, you cannot be defeated.”

The Reebok Human Rights Awards program, which originally ran from 1988 to 2007, was reinstated in 2021. The program has a legacy of nearly 90 recipients from 40 countries. The legacy program highlighted individuals doing impactful work to promote human rights and fight injustice and provided funds to help them continue in their vocation. Past recipients include Winona LaDuke (1988); Bryan Stevenson (1989); and Vanita Gupta (2004).

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