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- Posted on Nov 9th 2009 11:30AM by John D. Luerssen
"As champions of justice, Bono and Wyclef have brought the national spotlight to human rights violations, empowered local activists and transformed the lives of millions of people living in poverty from Port-Au-Prince to Darfur," Kerry Kennedy, founder of the RFK Center, said in a statement. "Their efforts evoke the spirit of my father and we are honored to recognize them."
The RFK Center praised U2's lead singer and co-founder of the advocacy organization ONE and (Product) RED for his efforts in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa . Wyclef Jean is being heralded for his efforts to strengthen and inspire change in his native country of Haiti through his Yele Haiti organization.
In addition to being awarded, Wyclef Jean will also perform at the event, to be held at New York's Chelsea Piers. The dinner will also feature a special tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy, who served as a member of the RFK Board of Directors from 1968 until his death earlier this year.