The West Orange Human Relations Commission (HRC) honored 7 recipients with the annual Freedom Award, including one of Essex Rising’s founders, Elizabeth Redwine. Elizabeth has been working tirelessly in her community since the 2016 elections and was gracious and motivating during her acceptance speech.
Other honorees at the MLK Day Celebration in West Orange included Janice Johnson Dias, Eric and Monique Pryor, Lou Mignone., Lieut. Charlie Bryant and Sgt. George Lopez.