Pitzer College Alumna Wins Program for Tortured Victims' Visionary Award

Claremont, Calif. (February 25, 2011) — Pitzer College alumna Susan Feniger '76 will receive the Program for Torture Victims' Visionary Award at the organization's 30th anniversary celebration dinner on April 12 at the Center at Cathedral Plaza in Los Angeles.

Feniger, chef and owner of Street and the Border Grill restaurants and truck, will be recognized for her creative talent, leadership and activism. Her 30-year career as an advocate for women, the LGBT community and a champion of international culture mirrors the PTV's 30-year history of providing services to torture victims from around the world.

Feniger most recently appeared on Bravo TV's Top Chef Masters in 2010. She and Milliken starred on Food Network's Too Hot Tamales and Tamales World Tour from 1995-99.

The Program for Torture Victims rebuilds the lives of torture survivors from over 65 countries who have stood up for freedom, democracy, and human dignity. The first organization of its kind in the country, it has helped heal the wounds of thousands of survivors through comprehensive services, empowering them to reenter society, reclaim their identities, and work toward a world without torture. For more information please visit: www.ptvla.org/dinner.html

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