Barbara Kessel Wins Burgess-Freiburg Award

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Local activist Barbara Kessel has just won the James R. Burgess Jr.-Susan Freiburg Humanitarian Award. It was presented at the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration at Parkland College on January 15th. Barbara received the award for her work with Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners and her many and varied other efforts since 2004 in support of incarcerated men and women and their families. Housed at the local Independent Media Center, Books to Prisoners has provided more than 100,000 books to inmates at 26 prisons. Hearty congratulations to Barbara!

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