René Pérez Is Honored with a Nobel Peace Summit Award for His Activism

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Over the weekend, René Pérez, aka Residente, received a Nobel Peace Summit Award for his support of social issues. Residente is known for speaking out about racism and immigration through his lyrics. Almost a year ago, Pérez used the Latin Grammys as a way to protest the Mexican government’s inaction when it came to the missing 43 from a teachers college in Ayotzinapa.

Billboard reports that Residente, who has worked with Amnesty International and UNICEF, is the first Latin American to win the prize, which has previously gone to Bono, Sean Penn, and Sharon Stone.

After the ceremony, Residente proudly showed off his award on Instagram.