White House to honor Utahn as one of 11 'Champions of Change'
Published: March 25, 2013 03:35PM
Updated: March 25, 2013 03:36PM
Jason Mathis Courtesy photo

On Tuesday, March 26, the White House will honor (Salt Lake City) Downtwon Alliance Executive Director Jason Mathis as one of 11 "Champions of Change."

This Champions event, "A Legacy of Service: Organizing for Immigration Reform," will honor those who commit themselves to working in their communities to advocate and organize around immigration-related issues, according to the White House.

"These eleven individuals exemplify the core decency and generosity of Americans, by welcoming and giving voice to those that come to our shore. Whether through advocacy and civil rights, helping with housing and education, engagement in churches and communities, or simply by being a friend," said senior advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett.

According to the White House, The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature groups of Americans - individuals, businesses and organizations - who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

To watch this event live, visit www.whitehouse.gov/live at 8 a.m. MT on March 26.