On November 20, the Rev. C.T. Vivian was one of fifteen luminaries to win the Medal of Freedom. Along with other awardees, including former Pres. Bill Clinton, Gloria Steinem, and Oprah Winfrey, he was presented with the award by President Obama. Rev. Vivian has a special relationship to the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, and joined our board of advisors when it was first created. At the beginning of August he also came to see us in Kansas City, and he spoke at a mass meeting in support of striking fast food workers. He gave encouragement to one and all that day.
The Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR) is a national organization with an international outlook examining racist, anti-Semitic, white nationalist, and far-right social movements, analyzing their intersection with civil society and social policy, educating the public, and assisting in the protection and extension of human rights through organization and informed mobilization.