Ramya Sinha has been named the recipient of Americans United’s David Norr Youth Activist Award for 2022. Sinha stirred up some good trouble at her high school, publicly condemning racism with the assistance of her mom and a small handful of trusted activists. She went on to become president of the Black Student Union at Chapman University, where she helped develop an action plan for the university to implement more anti-racist initiatives and more resources to support BIPOC students.
“We are so pleased to honor this courageous young individual who is fighting for racial justice, religious freedom, and the separation of church and state—three ideals that depend on each other.” said AU President and CEO Rachel Laser. “AU knows it’s crucial for our movement to train, equip, and learn from the next generation of leaders—to play the long game. But it’s also important that we honor their courage. We’re proud to present Ramya with this award.”
The awards ceremony will take place July 21 during a 75th Anniversary celebration of Americans United in Washington, D.C.
Americans United is a religious freedom advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, AU educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.
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