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The Kroc Institute is recognized as the 2015 recipient of the Medgar Evers Award for Politics and Peace. The award is given annually by the Walker County Honorary Committee to individuals or organizations that have made valuable contributions to politics and peace.

A panel discussion, "Civil Rights Today: Challenges for Peace" will follow the award presentation. Featured panelists: Rev. David Lewis, Walker County Honorary Committee Walker County, Alabama; Jennifer Mason McAward, Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School Acting Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights; and Dianne Pinderhughes, Notre Dame Presidential Faculty Fellow Department of Political Science Chair, Department of Africana Studies.