Cindy Sheehan to Be Awarded the Sacco-Vanzetti Award for Social Justice

February 5, 2019 Emma Fiala 1 Comment

On March 10th, 2019, Cindy Sheehan will be honored by the Community Church of Boston and will be presented with the Sacco-Vanzetti Memorial Award for Contributions to Social Justice.

The award has been presented to one activist since 1976.

Cindy Sheehan is a peace and social justice activist who garnered international attention after her son Casey died in the USA’s illegal and immoral war in Iraq in 2004. In August of 2005, Cindy set up a peace camp just yards from then president George Bush’s Crawford ranch to ask him, “for what noble cause” people were dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. She never got her answer, but thousands came to Crawford to join her and tens of thousands did solidarity actions all over the world. Cindy Sheehan was often credited with “reigniting” the antiwar movement that summer, but unlike many political partisans, she never stopped her activism when the democrats came to power. Sheehan is the author of seven books and has a pod cast that just celebrated its 11th year “On The Air and in the Streets: Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox.”

Past recipients include:

1976 William M. Kunstler
1977 Florence H. Luscombe
1978 Scott and Helen Nearing
1979 William L. Patterson
1980 Willard Uphaus
1981 Roger N. Baldwin
1982 Sara R. Ehrman
1983 Eddie James Carthan
1984 Cynthia Anthonsen Foster
1985 Donald G. Lothrop
1986 Cesar Chavez
1987 Mildred S. Olmsted
1988 Truman J. Nelson
1989 Anna H. Morgan
1990 Martin N. Gopen
1992 Leonard Peltier
1993 Margaret F. and Daniel B. Schirmer
1994 Juanita and Wally Nelson
1995 Elizabeth Peterson and David Dellinger
1996 Dirk J. Struik
1997 Anne Burlak Timpson
1998 School of the Americas Watch, received by Nicholas C. Cardell
1999 David Rothauser and Charlie King
2000 Howard Zinn
2001 Ruth Hamilton
2002 Harry Landfield and Jane Polley
2003 Rachel Corrie
2004 César Cauce, Michael Nathan, William Sampson, Sandra Smith and James Waller
2005 Lynne Stewart
2006 Mumia Abu-Jamal
2007 Chuck Turner
2008 Jim Harney
2009 Mel & Joyce King
2010 Truth and Justice Radio
2011 Arnie King
2012 Tarek Mehanna
2013 Peter Van Buren
2014 Tina Chéry
2015 Kathy Kelly
2016 Medea Benjamin
2018 S. Brian Willson

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    January 5, 2020 REPLY

    In virtually each year since 1976, the Community Church of Boston has presented the Sacco-Vanzetti Memorial Award for Contributions to Social Justice to outstanding activists in the peoples’ struggles. 1976    William M. Kunstler 1977    Florence H. Luscombe 1978    Scott and Helen Nearing 1979    William L. Patterson 1980    Willard Uphaus 1981    Roger N. Baldwin 1982    Sara R. Ehrman 1983    Eddie James Carthan 1984    Cynthia Anthonsen Foster 1985    Donald G. Lothrop 1986    Cesar Chavez 1987    Mildred S. Olmsted 1988    Truman J. Nelson 1989    Anna H. Morgan 1990    Martin N. Gopen 1992    Leonard Peltier 1993    Margaret F. and Daniel B. Schirmer 1994    Juanita and Wally Nelson 1995    Elizabeth Peterson and David Dellinger 1996    Dirk J. Struik 1997    Anne Burlak Timpson 1998    School of the Americas Watch, received by Nicholas C. Cardell 1999    David Rothauser and Charlie King 2000    Howard Zinn 2001    Ruth Hamilton 2002    Harry Landfield and Jane Polley 2003    Rachel Corrie 2004    Cesar Cauce, Michael Nathan, William Sampson, Sandra Smith and James Waller 2005    Lynne Stewart 2006    Mumia Abu-Jamal 2007    Chuck Turner 2008    Jim Harney 2009    Mel Joyce King 2010    Truth and Justice Radio 2011    Arnie King 2012    Tarek Mehanna 2013    Peter Van Buren 2014    Tina Chery 2015    Kathy Kelly 2016    Medea Benjamin 2018    S. Brian Willson 2019    Cindy Sheehan

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