Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Newberry Library Bughouse Square Debates Honors Activist Jorge Mújica

The Newberry Library’s Bughouse Square Committee is proud to present the 2007 Altgeld Freedom of Speech Award to Jorge Mújica in recognition of his role in the struggle for the human and civil rights of non-citizens and for fair and just immigration reform.

Each year the award goes to a courageous defender of free speech and ideas. The Award is named for the former Illinois Governor (1892-96) who sacrificed his political career by pardoning Haymarket anarchists who had been condemned in 1887 for their words rather than their deeds.

Read the entire press release on the Newberry's Web site. Join us for the award ceremony on Saturday, July 28.

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