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Mark your Calendar: Deadline for “Freedom from Fear” Awards, Detention Watch Network Conference

by Mahwish Khan on 02/18/2011 at 4:14pm

Only ten more days left to nominate yourself or someone else for the Freedom from Fear Awards this year.

As anti-immigrant attitudes in the US intensify, Geri Mannion & Taryn Higashi, co-founders of the program, felt the need to honor fifteen people who would normally go unrecognized for the courage they’ve demonstrated in standing up for immigrants or refugees.  In return for their bravery, the lucky few will win $5,000. Watch the following video made by Aquifer Media’s Will Coley, featuring Geri Mannion and Taryn Higashi who explain what the Freedom From Fear Awards are, and why they felt it necessary:

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