ON OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY, WPIRG IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE CREATION OF THE WPIRG SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST AWARDS!
To mark our 40th anniversary, the Waterloo Public Interest Reseach Group (WPIRG) is pleased to announce the creation of the WPIRG Social Justice Activist Awards. Since 1973, WPIRG has been a hub of campus and community activism on social justice and environmental issues. Every year we have the privilege of working with students and community members who amaze us with their dedication and passion for justice, equality, freedom, solidarity and social change. Starting with the 2013-2014 year, 40 years after our founding, the WPIRG Social Justice Activist Awards will recognize these incredible individuals and groups.
The chosen individuals or collectives will receive an award certificate, an inscription on the WPIRG Social Justice Activist Awards plaque (to be displayed in our office), and a gift certificate. Winners will be announced in the Imprint as well as WPIRG’s media.
This award is open to all UW and local community members who have been involved between April 2013 and April 2014 in such issues as:
- Fighting for social justice issues (these issues are diverse and can range from educational to gender to equity issues to peace);
- Promoting the welfare of humanity and the environment and the elimination of pain and suffering through acts of campus and community organizing, education and/or solidarity.
Please review the award criteria, and, when writing your letter of nomination and seeking supporting letters from others, include the nominee’s specific contributions.
The main criteria are:
- Impact of their service to the campus and/or community;
- Length and level of involvement or commitment of the nominee to their act of service;
- The dedication and courage of the nominee’s activism.
The selection committee is comprised of members of the WPIRG Board of Directors and members-at-large. Members of the selection committee cannot nominate a candidate. Members of the selection committee who have personal ties with the nominees must yield their place to another member of the Board or a WPIRG member-at-large nominated by the members of the selection committee. This year’s Awards will be presented at the Annual General Membership meeting on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
We look forward to receiving your nomination of an amazing individual or collective. Please find attached a copy of the nomination form. Additional copies are available at the WPIRG office (SLC 3104) or by e-mail (email@example.com).
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination Deadline: March 23rd, 2014
Nomination forms available here!