Power To The People: Black Lives Matter Awarded With Sydney Peace Prize
This gesture marks the first time that the prize will ever have been awarded to an organization instead of an individual.
Each year the Sydney Peace Foundation, a nonprofit organization, teams up with the University of Sydney to honor deserving recipients with the Sydney Peace Prize for activists fighting to evoke positive social or environmental change.
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The Sydney Peace Prize jury chose to give the award to BLM “for building a powerful movement for racial equality, courageously reigniting a global conversation about state violence and racism. And for harnessing the potential of new platforms and the power of people to inspire a bold movement for change at a time when peace is threatened by growing inequality and injustice.”
The 2017 Sydney Peace Prize will be presented to BLM on Nov. 2 at Sydney Town Hall.