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 July 1 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.
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Nominees should be: