Friday, April 25, 2008

Soledad O'Brien Freedom's Voice Award


On April 11, Soledad received the first Soledad O’Brien Freedom’s Voice Award, which was created in her honor by Community Voices at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

At the conclusion of the three-day conference of national leaders in health care disparities and civil rights, the organization honored CNN anchor and special correspondent her with the award created to recognize her accomplishments and willingness to be a voice for the voiceless in our society, and her determination to cover stories that might otherwise go untold.

It will be given annually to mid-career professionals who serve as catalysts for social change in their given fields. In years to come, Ms. O'Brien will guide an advisory committee in naming future recipients for the award who, like her, have worked tirelessly and effectively to expose problems our society has not wanted to face.

The event was hosted by Ms. O'Brien, and co-chaired by philanthropist and actor Jane Fonda, Joseph Stewart, Trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton.
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