Our Awards

The Salem Award

For Human Rights and Social Justice

Each year we recognize and honor an individual or organization that is speaking out and taking action to confront discrimination, promote tolerance and help victims of social injustice. In recognizing them we publicly acknowledge the powerful significance and the practical consequence of their work and join them in raising voices to foster tolerance, understanding and reconciliation within the communities we serve. They embody the integrity and courage of those who dared to support the women and men jailed and executed as witches in 1692.

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Rising Leader Award

Each year we recognize students from our local community who exhibit a strong interest and a commitment to advancing the cause of human rights and social justice through the Rising Leader Award.

The nominations come from individuals and organizations who have observed the student’s work and the impact it has had on the community. Recipients receive a $500 scholarship and the gift of a book related to social justice. If you are interested in nominating someone for the Rising Leader Award or would like to learn more, click the link below.

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The Salem Advocate

For Social Justice

The Salem Advocate Award is given periodically to recognized leaders in their field who use their platform to raise voices and advocate for human rights and social justice. They help amplify social injustice issues and provide needed support to enact social change. In doing so they embrace the mission and values of Voices Against Injustice. The Salem Advocate Award is given in partnership with Salem State University.

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