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Gleitsman Foundation Announces Guidelines for International Activist Award

The Gleitsman Foundation (www.gleitsman.org) encourages individual commitment and leadership by recognizing the exceptional achievement of those who have initiated positive social change. The foundation seeks to honor “those individuals whose vision and courage inspire others to join with them in confronting and challenging injustice.” The foundation’s 2007 International Activist Award will honor those who have struggled to correct social injustice worldwide (excluding the United States, which is the focus of the foundation’s Citizen Activist Award in alternate years). The award is not presented posthumously, nor is it given to groups or organizations. The honorees will share $100,000 and will receive a specially commissioned sculpture designed by Maya Lin, creator of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Visit the Gleitsman Foundation Web site for complete program information and nomination procedures. Deadline: November 3, 2006

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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