Robt Seda-Schreiber is one of the 11 people selected for the Russ Berrie 2023 awards. He has has been at the forefront of intersectional social justice for decades. He began the work as a schoolteacher for over 25 years during which he forged the first Gay Straight Alliance in a New Jersey middle school, and now is the founder and Chief Activist of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in Princeton.
Seda-Schreiber has created innovative all-inclusive support programs and built a dedicated LGBTQ safe space for queer youth, families, and elders that is open every day with trained volunteers to welcome all with the care and respect they need and deserve.
The Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award is a signature program of the Russell Berrie Foundation, which is based in Teaneck and carries out Berrie’s legacy and philanthropy by continuing to recognize New Jerseyans who are creating positive change in their communities.
The Russ Berrie Making A Difference Award is managed by Ramapo College of New Jersey.