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NACDL News: Stevie Wonder Honored with Champion of Justice Award at NACDL’s ‘Race Matters’ Conference

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ian Nawalinski

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NACDL honored one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music. Singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and political activist Stevie Wonder received the Champion of Justice Award on Jan. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles at NACDL’s Race Matters II: The Impact of Race on Criminal Justice conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

“I am delighted to present the legendary Stevie Wonder, one of the most influential musicians of the modern era, with NACDL’s Champion of Justice Award,” said NACDL President Drew Findling. “Stevie Wonder has a long history of civic and humanitarian engagement, contributions and leadership, including his work that helped make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday, as well as his use of his extraordinary musical talent and popularity to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Africa as well as for AIDS-related charities. Over the years, Stevie Wonder has supported children in need, the disabled, the sick, the poor, and the disenfranchis

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