2022 SALEM AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Voices Against Injustice is proud to honor investigative journalist and author Jerry Mitchell as the recipient of the 2022 Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice.

The 2022 Salem Award Ceremony was held at the Peabody Essex Museum on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

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About Jerry Mitchell:

As a reporter for the Clarion-Ledger, Mitchell spent three decades investigating civil rights cases that had gone cold. In 2018, he founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, the mission of which is “to improve lives, bring reform, expose injustices, give a voice to the voiceless, shine the spotlight on fraud, corruption and wrongdoing, and highlight the unseen champions of what is right.” Mitchell is the author of Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a MacArthur “genius”, and the recipient of more than 20 national awards.

We are honored to be presenting Jerry Mitchell with this year's Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice.

Join us as we REMEMBER the lessons and legacy of the Salem Witch Trials and HONOR champions of social justice so that we will be inspired to ACT.

Press Release from The Salem News
(March 25, 2022)

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(Jerry Mitchell/Photograph by James Patterson)

2022 SALEM AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Voices Against Injustice is proud to honor investigative journalist and author Jerry Mitchell as the recipient of the 2022 Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice.

The 2022 Salem Award Ceremony was held at the Peabody Essex Museum on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

2022 Salem Award Program Brochure

About Jerry Mitchell:

As a reporter for the Clarion-Ledger, Mitchell spent three decades investigating civil rights cases that had gone cold. In 2018, he founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, the mission of which is “to improve lives, bring reform, expose injustices, give a voice to the voiceless, shine the spotlight on fraud, corruption and wrongdoing, and highlight the unseen champions of what is right.” Mitchell is the author of Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a MacArthur “genius”, and the recipient of more than 20 national awards.

We are honored to be presenting Jerry Mitchell with this year's Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice.

Join us as we REMEMBER the lessons and legacy of the Salem Witch Trials and HONOR champions of social justice so that we will be inspired to ACT.

Press Release from The Salem News
(March 25, 2022)

VIDEO
 

(Jerry Mitchell/Photograph by James Patterson)

 

WHO WE ARE

The lessons from the Salem Witch Trials compel Voices Against Injustice to celebrate today's champions of human rights by presenting the annual Salem Awards, stewarding the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, and inspiring members of our worldwide community to confront fear and social injustice with courage.

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WHO WE ARE

The lessons from the Salem Witch Trials compel Voices Against Injustice to celebrate today's champions of human rights by presenting the annual Salem Awards, stewarding the Salem Witch Trials Memorial, and inspiring members of our worldwide community to confront fear and social injustice with courage.

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Who is your hero? Whom do you know (or know of) who deserves the Salem Award? Voices Against Injustice welcomes nominations from anyone. Who is a good candidate? Any person or organization whose work is aligned with our mission:

The lessons of the Salem Witch Trials compel Voices Against Injustice to celebrate today's champions of human rights by presenting the annual Salem Awards, stewarding the Salem Witch Trials Memorial and inspiring members of our worldwide community to confront fear and social injustice with courage.

Who will be honored next? It is up to you!

Fill out the nomination form (either the online or PDF version) and tell us who you think should be the next recipent of the Salem Award.

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The annual Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice recognizes and celebrates individuals and organizations who are helping to raise voices and to confront fear and social injustice with courage. The Salem Award was established in 1992, the tercentenary of the Salem Witch Trials.

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We invite you to get involved in supporting the work of Voices Against Injustice. You can help us in several ways. Donate. Financial contributions are always welcome. Volunteer. The gift of your time will help us advance our mission. Spread the Word. Help us amplify the lessons from the Witch Trials and inspire others to confront social injustice.

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