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Marian Wright Edelman acceptance speech

Marian Wright Edelman was awarded the Patiño Moore Legacy Award in New Orleans November 11, in recognition of her work to unite Black and Brown communities in a shared vision of economic and social well-being. The Patiño Moore Legacy Award was created jointly in 2011 by AFBE, Hispanics in Philanthropy and Marguerite Casey Foundation. The award is named after Dr. Douglas Patiño and Wenda Weekes Moore for their ongoing legacy of work to improve relations between Black and Brown communities. Dr. Patiño, vice chancellor emeritus for the California State University system, is a board member of Marguerite Casey Foundation. Mrs. Moore is a former trustee of W.K. Kellogg Foundation and a former board member of the Council on Foundations.