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June 20, 2019

Wallenberg Medal and Lecture

November 15, 2018

Youths speak out against gun violence at Wallenberg ceremony

Two years ago, as he walked his girlfriend home from a bus stop, Ke’Shon Newman’s brother was shot nine times and killed in crossfire.

The Chicago high school student said the tragedy traumatized his family, leaving the fear that his mother might lose another son due to the conditions of their neighborhood.

September 14, 2018

Youth groups advocating against gun violence to receive Wallenberg Medal

Two youth advocacy groups that are focused on ending gun violence in their communities will be awarded the 2018 Wallenberg Medal from the University of Michigan.

The winners of this year’s medal will be B.R.A.V.E. (Bold Resistance Against Violence Everywhere) Youth Leaders from Chicago and March For Our Lives from Parkland, Florida.

November 2, 2016

Lawyer, activist Bryan Stevenson to receive Wallenberg Medal

The University of Michigan's 2016-17 Wallenberg Medal will be awarded to civil rights lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson at 7:30 p.m. March 7, 2017, at Rackham Auditorium. After the medal presentation, Stevenson will give the 25th Wallenberg Lecture.

July 14, 2015

Author and activist Masha Gessen to receive Wallenberg Medal

The 2015 Wallenberg Medal will be awarded to Russian and American journalist, author and activist Masha Gessen on Nov. 3.

After the medal presentation at 7:30 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium, Gessen will give the 24th Wallenberg Lecture.

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