On September 27, 2014 Theatre Espresso and Wheelock Family Theatre held a performance of Theatre Espresso's interactive play Uprising on King Street: The Boston Massacre. Playing jurors in the trial of Captain Preston, audience members were able to explore concepts such as “the right to counsel” and “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.” WFT producer and Theatre Espresso founder, Wendy Lement, presented Juliette N. Kayyem with the first Justice in Action Award.
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A national leader for civil rights and justice, Juliette Kayyem was a civil rights attorney in the Clinton Administration advocating for access to educational institutions for girls and minorities. As President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, she pushed for comprehensive immigration reform. Kayyem was a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. Described as a "rising star" for her ability to engage minority and young advocates, she consistently advocates for the rights of all.