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Social Justice Awards Conclude MLK Celebration

Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman

MLK Poster
(poster design by Jermaine Johnson)

Dartmouth’s annual celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. this year focused on the theme (In)Visible Identities: The King Legacy and the Class Divide. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), delivered the keynote address.

The celebration concluded with the presentation of Dartmouth’s annual Social Justice Awards on Feb. 1, given to Dartmouth community members who have enriched the world through their contributions to peace, civil rights, education, public health, and environmental and social justice.

Those honored this year were:

  • Stephen Atwood ’68, DMS ’70, UNICEF’s regional advisor for health and nutrition in East Asia and the Pacific.
  • Allison Barlow ’86, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.
  • Renai Rodney ’99, assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Anne Sosin ’02, founder and director of Haiti Rights Vision, which focuses on human rights issues.
  • Dartmouth Ends Hunger, an undergraduate student group that brings poverty to the forefront.
  • MEDLIFE, a Dartmouth Medical School student organization that works with families in poor communities to improve access to medicine, education, and community development.

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Last Updated: 5/30/08