Meek Mill Honored With Social Justice Award from NYU
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The rapper follows in the steps of greats like #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, who has also received the award.
Meek Mill is making more strides outside of music.
The Philadelphia rapper received the Social Justice Award from New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty, Policy and Research.
The annual ceremony seeks to honor “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.” Previous winners have included #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.
The 32-year-old is a co-founder of REFORM Alliance, an organization that’s attempting to reform the criminal justice system.
“I’m honored by this recognition,” Meek said in a statement. “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.”
— 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