Alum Rasky ’78 Receives Regional Award

Larry Rasky, class of ’78, Vice Chair of Emerson’s Board of Trustees and CEO of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications was honored by the New England Region Anti-Defamation League on December 13th. Rasky received the Anti-Defamation league’s 2011 Abraham Joshua Heschel Interfaith Relations Award which is presented to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice by improving and strengthening relations among different racial, religious, and ethnic groups. The evening focused on Rasky’s involvement with the naming of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston. Zakim was an activist and an Anti-Defamation League director who worked for nearly two decades to build bridges between Boston’s disparate ethnic groups. Rasky worked with former Massachusetts governors Jane Swift and Paul Celluci, and former Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Bernard Law, among others, to have the bridge named after the late Lenny Zakim in addition to the famous Revolutionary War battle.

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By Chris Paredes

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