[Ed. – The award will be given in a virtual ceremony in December.]
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and immunologist Anthony Fauci top the lists of recipients for the 52nd annual Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Awards.
The award honors those who “are working to advance equality, justice and human rights during extraordinarily changing times.”
“In 2017, I was in the audience honoring Mr. Harry Belafonte as he accepted the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award,” Kaepernick said. “I am humbled to follow the footsteps of individuals like Mr. B and to be in the company of all the other laureates.”
He is being recognized for his sacrifices as well as the foundation of the Know Your Rights Camp, benefiting minority populations.
Fauci, who was honored by throwing out the first pitch of the 2020 Major League Baseball season last week, is being recognized for his stewardship in the nation’s battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 150,000 Americans and continues to spread.