In Memory of Gwen Ifill



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"We can't expect the world to get better by itself"- Gwen Ifill

The Board and staff of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights mourn the loss of Gwen Ifill-- an honest, insightful and inspiring voice in Journalism.

Through News Hour and Washington Week, Gwen brought lively, thoughtful discussion and analysis of our nation's big stories into homes around the country. A multi award winning media professional, accomplished moderator and a beloved mentor to aspiring journalists, she embraced all that is good and vital about journalism and held us to a higher standard. She reminded us of our responsibility to question, to listen, to be informed and to act.

We are especially proud and grateful that Gwen served as a judge for the Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards and we look forward to seeing the work of the young people she inspired and for whom she served as a role model.