Meek Mill Honored With Social Justice Award At NYU's McSilver Institute
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Congratulations are in order! Philadelphia rapper, Meek Mill, received an honor at the seventh annual McSilver Awards at NYU, on Monday (June 10th). He was one of the 6th people who was recongized and acknowleged for the "Vanguards for Social Justice who are prominent in their fields and unafraid to use their platforms to help create a more equitable and just world."
— Didier Morais (@DidierMorais) June 11, 2019
It was inspiring to hear @MeekMill address the crowd at NYU when accepting the McSilver Award he so clearly deserved! Inspiring and intense. We need to listen to those with lived experience who have worked hard to reflect and process. Thank you @MeekMill!!! https://t.co/gdNHcl94Cq
— Judge Ron Richter (@RichterJCCACEO) June 11, 2019
Meek said in a statement, "I’m honored by this recognition. When I was released from prison last year, I knew I had a responsibility to use my voice to speak up for the voiceless and fight for criminal justice reform. Change will take time, but me and my team at the REFORM Alliance are committed to making a real difference and fixing a broken justice system."