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Two Lawyers Awarded $100K Each for Fighting Intolerance

Posted Jun 29, 2011 8:51 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Two lawyers and three civil rights groups will be awarded $100,000 each for their efforts to fight intolerance.

The lawyers are Barbara Arnwine, the executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and Morris Dees, a founder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The award recognizes Arnwine for promoting civil rights and gender equity, and Dees for his work for racial equality, according to a press release. Also receiving awards are the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Center for Legal and Social Studies, and the Kurdish Human Rights Project.

The money is being awarded by the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, a philanthropic group that recognizes excellence in science and humanities.

Prior coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Law Professor, Judge and Legal Advocacy Group Share $500K Gruber Prize"

ABAJournal.com: " ‘Champions of Justice’ Share $500,000 Prize"

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