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Carol Platt Liebau Honored with Moral Courage Award
The Connecticut Parents Union will honor Carol Platt Liebau at their 8th Anniversary and Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
HARTFORD (January 18, 2019) –Yankee Institute President and New Canaan resident Carol Platt Liebau will be honored with a Moral Courage Award presented by the Connecticut Parents Union for her "unapologetic commitment to children and parents educational justice."
The award will be presented as part of the Connecticut Parents Union's 8th Anniversary and Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 21 at the The Hartford City Hall beginning 11:15 A.M.
Gwen Samuel, president of CT Parents Union says the Moral Courage Award celebrates "the courage of leaders, parents and children
who stand up and fight for what's right in our state."
"Carol taught us about what happens behind the scenes in state government, about public policy, so we can be informed citizens," Samuel said. "More parents are fighting than ever, thanks to her help.
Carol Platt Liebau said she is "deeply moved" by the honor.
"I'm so proud to work shoulder-to-shoulder with people who are dedicated to ensuring every child in Connecticut can receive the education they deserve, regardless of skin color or zip code," Platt Liebau said.
Carol spear-headed Yankee Institute's Free to Learn campaign, which focuses on ensuring all children in Connecticut are Free to Learn and access the best resources for their education.