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2011 Debs Award Recipient – Danny Glover

Once per year, the Debs Foundation (named after Railroad Labor Leader Eugene V. Debs) holds a dinner and gives an award to honor someone outstanding to the Labor Movement. This years recipient is Actor Danny Glover who will receive the award on September 24, 2011.

In the Debs Foundation announcement, they recognize his numerous marches and demonstrations in support of worker’s rights as well as his activism and advocacy for human rights, both in the U.S. and Africa. They also state “Internationally, Glover has servied as a Goodwill Ambassador for the U. S. Development Program from 1998-2004 focusing on issues of poverty, disease, and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador.”

Presenting the award to Danny Glover will be Bruce Raynor, who received the Award in 2004. Raynor retired this year as President of Workers United, ending a long career in union leadership which began in the education department of the former Textile Workers Union of America.

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