Meek Mill is among the six individuals that was recognized on Monday, June 10 at the seventh annual McSilver Awards at NYU. The ceremony acknowledges the "Vanguards for Social Justice who are prominent in their fields and unafraid to use their platforms to help create a more equitable and just world."
As a founding partner and co-chair of the criminal justice reform organization REFORM Alliance, Meek’s own experiences with an unjust legal system have inspired him to provide a voice for the voiceless. His high-profile alliances, including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, have helped him raise over $50 million that will be used in their fight to "dramatically reduce the number of people who are needlessly trapped in the system."
"I’m honored by this recognition," Meek said in a statement. "When I was released from prison last year, I knew I had a responsibility to use my voice to speak up for the voiceless and fight for criminal justice reform. Change will take time, but me and my team at the REFORM Alliance are committed to making a real difference and fixing a broken justice system."
Meek also took to social media earlier in the day to do another round of "Ask Meek."