SBM Announces 2019 Liberty Bell Award Winner

Stefanie Mezigian will receive the 2019 State Bar of Michigan Liberty Bell Award on Sept. 26, 2019, at the Inauguration & Awards Luncheon in Novi.

Ms. Mezigian was seriously injured when she jumped from her third-story apartment window after trying to save her cats from a fire. Despite multiple surgeries, months in bed, constant rehabilitation, and a permanent disability, she used this tragedy as motivation to make a difference for the most marginalized populations. She has since become a highly visible advocate for equality, encouraging people to vote, lobbying for a variety of legislation, volunteering for multiple organizations, and participating in numerous marches and protests. Her advocacy has been tireless and multifaceted, and she has challenged politicians on both sides of the aisle.

More information about the Liberty Bell Award and other awards will be released prior to the Inauguration & Awards Luncheon.