Press Releases for 2023 Salem Award

Aug 21, 2023

Sam Mihara is the recipient of the 2023 Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. Here are some recent Press Releases regarding this announcement: Voices Against Injustice Announcement Lynn Daily Item Salem Patch Salem News

Sam Mihara Named Recipient of 2023 Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice

Aug 15, 2023

History educator and author Sam Mihara is the recipient of the 2023 Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. As a survivor of Japanese American incarceration during World War II, Mihara has spent more than 20 years speaking to audiences about both his family’s experience and contemporary injustices around mass incarceration and the detention of undocumented immigrants. In 2014, Mihara joined the Board of Directors of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, which “works to preserve what remains of the…

Washington Post article about the assassination of Medgar Evers 60 years later

Jun 20, 2023

Medgar Evers, a prominent civil rights activist from Jackson, Mississippi in the 50’s and early 60’s, was assassinated 60 years ago on June 12th, 1963 by a Ku Klux Klan white supremacist. This article from the Washington Post recounts the story of Medgar Evers’ courageous life and how his wife Myrlie Evers-Williams has carried on his work.

Witch Trials and Antisemitism

May 26, 2023

Witch Trials and Antisemitism: A Surprisingly Tangled History Why do witches wear pointed hats? Or have big noses? Or eat children? The answers, it may surprise us to learn, can be found in the history of antisemitism. Before witchcraft became a dominant scapegoat for misfortune in Europe, it was Jews who were often said to be evil, Devil worshipers, who poisoned wells, spread plague, and ate children. With antisemitic incidents on the rise, it is now more important than ever…

The Salem Witch Trials Memorial: Finding Humanity in Tragedy

Nov 25, 2022

In the summer of 1692, Puritan judges in Salem, MA condemned 20 people of witchcraft and publicly executed them. Now, 330 years later, visitors to this seaside city will find a simple, peaceful memorial erected in 1992 with 20 granite benches that jut from the walls, each bearing the name of a person unjustly accused and killed. This article published in Folklife Magazine by Rachel Christ-Doan and Jill Christiansen from the Salem Witch Museum marks the 30th anniversary of the…

Investigative Journalist and Author Jerry Mitchell is 2022 Salem Award Recipient

Mar 25, 2022

Voices Against Injustice honors investigative journalist and author Jerry Mitchell as the 2022 Salem Award recipient. Mr. Mitchell has made a career of reopening unsolved murders from the civil rights era over the last three decades. 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…

Free Virtual Screening of “Missing in Brooks County” Followed by Discussion on January 31

Jan 25, 2022

Join Voices Against Injustice for a free virtual screening of MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY in advance of a live virtual event on Monday January 31 from 7 – 8:30pm which includes a discussion on the film and issues impacting Massachusetts as well as time, for those interested, to take action and advocate around the issues. Register to receive links to both the film and online event here: MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY, a documentary film by Jeff Bemiss, Lisa Molomot,…

Equal Justice Initiative

Jul 22, 2021

New law in Connecticut marks national progress in effort to end felony disenfranchisement. Read about the details here: .

2021 Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice

Apr 19, 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Virtual Event Co-hosted by Voices Against Injustice and Peabody Essex Museum. Honoring Cosecha Massachusetts for their courage and leadership in the immigrant rights movement and for their response to the pandemic. We will also be honoring student leaders who are raising their voices against injustice and making a difference in the community. Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for details.