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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."
It was inspiring to hear @MeekMill address the crowd at NYU when accepting the McSilver Award he so clearly deserved! Inspiring and intense. We need to listen to those with lived experience who have worked hard to reflect and process. Thank you @MeekMill!!! https://t.co/gdNHcl94Cq— Judge Ron Richter (@RichterJCCACEO) June 11, 2019
Meek also took to social media earlier in the day to do another round of "Ask Meek."
#askmeek what you gotta ask me? Ima keep it real wit you— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 10, 2019
He’s a vicious kid 😰 started all that drama and start telling https://t.co/HHXcrQkmcE— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 10, 2019
Justin Bieber better run down he want the smoke lol https://t.co/OFR0B9R6iz— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 10, 2019
Lebron 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 https://t.co/n7R2VfSX63— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 10, 2019
I bet money on the warriors so I’m praying KD come back mannnnnnnn 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/fOBUmR9NlX— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 10, 2019
A few weeks 😈😈😈😈 https://t.co/QmV02I4thC— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 10, 2019