The Mario Savio Young Activist Award was created:
To honor the memory of Mario Savio and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified;
To promote the values that Mario Savio struggled to advance throughout his life: human rights, social justice, and freedom of expression;
To provide a forum where young people can connect with older activists to understand their common ideals and find inspiration and nourishment for activism today;
To recognize and encourage young activists engaged in the struggle to build a more humane and just society.
Robert Reich, Free Speech in Angry Times
March 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM
The first biography of Mario Savio, Freedom's Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s by Robert Cohen, has been published by Oxford University Press.