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Congratulations to Desmond Meade ’14, who was selected by the Open Society Foundations as a Justice Rising Awardee. The Justice Rising Awards recognize leaders working towards racial justice and equality in the Black community in the United States. Desmond was chosen as one of the 16 awardees for the impact he has made and the tireless commitment to ending the disenfranchisement of and discrimination against people with convictions.

Per the Open Society Foundations, the awardees were selected by a group of Open Society-U.S staff who have long worked to advance racial justice in the United States. In making their decisions, the group sought to reflect the diversity of issues, approaches, geographies, life experiences, and movement philosophies represented by Black movement leaders across the United States and its territories.

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