Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nominations Invited for Mario Savio Young Activist Award


This award, which carries a cash prize of $6000, is presented each year to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The recipients should have demonstrated leadership abiliy, creativity, and integrity. The cash award is divided equally between the individual recipient and an organization of his/her choosing.
Nominations for the Young Activist Award may be submitted at any time by filling out the Nomination Form. NOMINATIONS FOR THE NEXT AWARD ARE DUE BY JUNE 30 OF THE CURRENT YEAR. Finalists will be asked to submit further supporting documents (letters of recommendation, articles by or about the candidate, etc.) Anyone may nominate a candidate, including members of the general public. The Lecture Board may also solicit nominations for activists who have come to its attention. All material should be submitted by e-mail to savio at sonic dot net.
Preference will be given to candidates who have not been widely recognized and do not have personal privilege or a strong institutional base of support.
  • Between ages 16-26 by 9/1 of the current year;
  • Engaged in activism for social change in the U.S., promoting the values of peace, human rights, economic or social justice, or freedom of expression;
  • Acting not alone but within the context of an organization, social movement, or larger community effort;
  • Considered by others within that context as an inspirational leader or motivating force;
  • Willing to attend award ceremony in Berkeley, California (expenses paid).

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