Sergio Baez is a jeweler in New York City who helps jewelry entrepreneurs launch their businesses. When a customer asked him to sponsor a human rights award for a spiritual practice persecuted in China, he found it an interesting technical challenge—and one of the most worthwhile contributions he’s made in his life.

About Falun Gong
The practice of Falun Gong emphasizes improving heart and mind nature. This is done by applying the principals of the practice in one’s life and trying to follow them in all situations. When a person does this with dedication and determination, the results are quite powerful. People from diverse nationalities and professions who have taken up this practice have found themselves undergoing profound transformations.

Friends of Falun Gong

About the award…
Begun in 2018, the Friends of Falun Gong Human Rights Award recognizes and celebrates individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to supporting Falun Gong practitioners’ freedom of belief on a local, national, or international scale.