The Better World Awards — the annual People’s Weekly World-sponsored event in New York City — was held on June 14, 2008.

The event took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 1199 SEIU.

This year the event focused on the “Costs of War and the 2008 Elections.’ Our featured speaker was Judith Le Blanc, National Organizing Director for United for Peace and Justice.

The 2008 Better World Award Honorees included: Chelsea for Peace co-founder Estelle Katz, Transport Workers Union, Local 100, Brooklyn For Peace and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.

Below is a brief video from the event.

Better World Awards 2008