JFREJ to award Stephan Said “2010 Marshall T. Meyer Risk-Taker Award”

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Hi everyone, we want to celebrate the great news that Stephan is being awarded Jews for Racial and Economic Justice’s (JFREJ) annual Award, the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Award, for his career at the forefront music and social change today! Please join us to celebrate with Stephan and co-honorees Adrienne Cooper  and Si Kahn, tomorrow, Wed. Dec. 8, 2010, at Congregation B’nai  Jeshurun, 88th Street between Broadway and  West End Avenue in NYC. 6 – 7  Reception, 7 – 9  Program! For more information and to purchase  tickets, go to www.jfrej.org. JFERJ is fantastic organization that’s been on the frontlines of racial and economic justice since it’s founding over 20 years ago, instrumental in this year’s legislative victory passing the nation’s first  Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, and courageously spearheading the Jewish support for the Park 51 Community Center.

By awarding Stephan, an Iraqi American with both Christian and Muslim heritage, JFREJ’s honor is a strong statement of Interfaith Unity at it’s most potent, the kind the whole world needs to trumpet and increase right now. Please join us tomorrow night or send Stephan a note of congrats and check out JFREJ’s site and support their courageous work crossing boundaries for the good of all.

JFREJ’s is honoring Stephan for his consistent use of songs, video and new technology to reinvent music as an agent for social change for the global generation, from his migrant farm working to his first breakthrough songs about housing rights and Police Brutality such as The Ballad of Abner Louima (with Patti Smith), his debut album on Rounder Records which announced the Seattle demonstrations, breaking through the global media silence on the Iraq war with the first viral protest song and video of the internet era “The Bell,” to his current Interfaith and peace work including the launch of difrent:, the one stop for music for social change, and his prominent stance in support of the Park 51 Community Center in New York City. With his rap, pop, rock, world, and folk music, Stephan’s border-breaking sound and dedication to community based organizing are an inspiration to people of all walks and ages who believe another world is possible. We, and Stephan especially, are so grateful to JFREJ for their support and hope that you’ll support their work, too!

Thanks JFREJ from Stephan and the whole team!

One Response to “JFREJ to award Stephan Said “2010 Marshall T. Meyer Risk-Taker Award””

  1. Reply Si Kahn says:

    Stephan, it was great sharing this honor and evening with you. Thanks for your great music and spirit. In solidarity and friendship, Si Kahn

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