AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist To Receive Human Rights Award

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello will be honored at the second annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards on Thursday, April 6 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. Tom Morello will be recognized for the support the outspoken musician has given to workers fighting for justice, and for bringing together musicians and activists to take on corporate giants.

Morello devotes his time, organizes benefit concerts, and even engages in civil disobedience in support of workers' rights. Just some of the labor struggles he has taken action on include the Los Angeles janitors' strike and the Southern California grocery workers' strike and lockout. Morello was inspired by the political conscience of his mother, civil rights and free speech advocate Mary Morello, and father, Kenyan revolutionary Ngethe Njoroge.

The award is named after Eleanor Roosevelt, a long-time union member who was instrumental in the passage of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Additional information about the event can be found at this location.


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