Mark Clements

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Mark Clements

2010 Chicago NAARPR awards

Democratic Socialists of America member Timuel Black received the Human Rights Award from the Chicago branch of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at their annual Dinner. The organization also honored Charlene Mitchell, Mark Clements, and Bernardine Dohrn. Professor Gerald Horne was the keynote speaker.[1]

2011 Chicago PWW banquet

Labor and community activists, elected officials, readers and supporters of the and gathered in Chicago Nov. 20th, 2011, for the annual banquet bash at the Parthenon Restaurant. They feasted on sumptuous Greek food and honored heroes of the growing labor and people's movement.

Enlace, a community group in the Little Village neighborhood was honored. Director Michael Rodriguez said he was proud of the role the group played in getting Cook County to stop cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in detaining undocumented workers for potential deportation. Enlace was also a leader of the fight for passage of the Illinois DREAM Act.

Also honored was Mark Clements, a Chicago Police torture victim who spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He urged those present to continue working with him and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to exonerate all the wrongfully committed and bring full justice to those tortured.[2]