“Keep the Dream Alive Honors” recognize commitment to social justice

January 19, 2016
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Alexandria, Virginia (January 18, 2016) — Five individuals with a history of working on the front lines for justice and opportunity for all will be recognized with the national “Keep the Dream Alive Honors” from Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) in appreciation for their lifelong commitment and service.

“I am pleased to help Catholic Charities agencies recognize individuals in their communities who have demonstrated a history of consistent leadership in advancing racial and social justice,” said Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, President & CEO of Catholic Charities USA. “I continue to be humbled to walk among the many dedicated people who support our ministry and make the Gospel come alive through their care for those in need.”

The “Keep the Dream Alive Honors” is presented to individuals who have lived out a passionate commitment to making the dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a reality, creating a society in which every individual is not “judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

The recipients of the 2016 “Catholic Charities Keep the Dream Alive Honors” are:

These individuals were identified by our member agencies, in recognition of their local work.

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