Progressive newspaper holds “Better World Awards”



Press Statement April 10, 2007

Contact: Jenn Perna, (office) 212-989-4994,

Progressive Newspaper Holds Better World Awards

Communist Leader Reports on China Trip at NYC Event

WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 2-5pm

WHERE: 235 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

The New York Friends of the People Weekly World newspaper will be holding its annual Better World Awards Gala May 6 to celebrate the May Day and Cinco De Mayo holidays and to benefit the paper.

The event began a decade ago and is an opportunity to honor the many struggles that have been featured in the pages of the People’s Weekly World newspaper. It is dedicated to the struggle of New Yorkers for peace, justice, equality and a better world. The People’s Weekly World is published nationally and is supported by the donations of it readers.

Scott Marshall, National Labor Secretary of the Communist Party USA who recently returned from an official delegation to China will give the featured speech, “Working Class Solidarity in a Globalized World.”

2007 Better World Award honorees include New York City Councilman Robert Jackson, and Latino community activist Adolfo Fana. Past honorees and speakers have included former State Assemblyman Frank Barbaro, NY State Senator Bill Perkins, Rev. Lucius Walker of Pastors for Peace, Congressman Major Owens, and many local union and community activists from throughout the state.


Tickets for the event are $30. $10 tickets for low-income people and youth are available. Checks payable to: Longview Publishing, c/o NY Friends of the PWW, 235 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011.

Proceeds after costs go to benefit the People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo. For more information or reservations call 212-924-0550 ext. 355,


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