Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation’s top infectious disease expert and has advised six presidents. Colin Kaepernick has led players’ demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality. They will receive the RFK Ripple of Hope Award.
Fauci is a member of the White House coronavirus task force and has become a trusted public source of guidance and information during the pandemic — though he has sometimes faced criticism from members of the Trump administration and even the president himself.
Kaepernick is also co-founder of Know Your Rights Camp, which aims “to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.”
Past recipients include Obama, Biden, John Lewis and Hillary Clinton.