SALEM, MA — Long-time Swampscott resident Anne Driscoll is being honored for her contributions to the wrongful conviction effort. In the universe of human rights and social justice, one of the least served populations is the thousands and thousands of prisoners around the world who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit.
Driscoll will receive the Salem Award at a ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at The Bridge at 211 in Salem, MA. At that time, Jhonel Roberts, Senior, Salem High School and Evan Aroko, Senior, Salem Academy Charter School will receive Rising Leader awards. A public reception at 3:00 pm and the awards ceremony at 4:00 pm will be held at The Bridge at 211 (thebridge211.org). The Bridge at 211 is entered at 20-28 Federal Street. A cocktail reception will be held at 5:30 pm at the nearby Turner’s Seafood Restaurant at 43 Church Street, Salem.
The mission of the Salem Award Foundation (SAF) is to keep alive the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and to make known and honor the heroic work of those who speak out and take action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for contemporary victims of social injustice. The SAF is an all-volunteer organization almost 100% dependent on individual contributions.To learn more about this event and the work of the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice, please go to: www.salemaward.org