Tonight, the Roosevelt Institute will honor five incredible laureates whose work has carried on the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Presented in alternating years in the U.S. and the Netherlands, the 2013 Four Freedoms Awards mark the U.S. ceremony’s return to New York City after many years in Hyde Park, NY. This year’s laureates include poet, novelist, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry (Freedom Medal); economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman (Freedom of Speech and Expression); NETWORK director Sister Simone Campbell (Freedom of Worship); the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (Freedom from Want); and Violence Interrupter Ameena Matthews (Freedom from Fear).
The free public ceremony will take place at St. James’ Episcopal Church on 71st Street and Madison Avenue. If you’re in the area and want to join us in person, you can click here to RSVP. If not, you can click here to watch the livestream beginning at 6 p.m.
For more on the 2013 Four Freedoms Awards, check out Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch’s Q&A with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Campus Network Senior Fellow Jacqueline Van de Velde’s what Sister Simone’s work tells us about religious values and progressivism.