Judi Bernstein-Baker Honored for Asylum Work with Indonesian Students

Judi Bernstein-Baker was honored on Nov. 17, 2011, by the Independence Charter School of Philadelphia, which awarded her the Global Citizen award for her work with two of its students and their parents to gain asylum from Indonesia. With Judi’s encouragement, the fifth-graders of Independence Charter collected 2,500 signatures and sent hundreds of letters in an effort to stop their classmates’ deportation. Although the asylum case was not successful, the family was able to relocate to Canada.

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