Native San Diegan Enrique Morones is an internationally acclaimed human rights advocate. He was formerly the highest-ranking Latino in Major League Baseball (1995-2001) as Vice President of Latino & Diversity Marketing for the San Diego Padres.
In 1986, Enrique founded Border Angles’ “Saving Migrant Lives,” placing life-saving water on the U.S.-Mexico border. The all-volunteer 501(c)(3) has expanded to day labor outreach, vigils, organizing national marches like the 2006 “Immigrant Spring,” and more. He formed Gente Unida to resist and expose hate groups like Minuteman Project, F.A.I.R., and Lou Dobbs. He is considered one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States. He is a recipient of the 2009 Human Rights Award from Mexico’s Human Rights Commission and has been named a Human Rights Defender by Dublin-based Front Line Defenders.