The Friends of Women's Studies Prize for Student Activism, funded by membership fees and generous donations from the Friends of Women's Studies, recognizes individuals, groups, or campus organizations who have done outstanding feminist activist work outside the classroom context during the previous academic year.
Morris Chen is the 2013-14 winner of the Friends of Women's Studies Prize for Student Activism.
Past winners include Laura Andrew, Kim Green, K.B. (Kathleen) Brower, Casey Sears, Cherie Seise and Constance Sisk. They worked on issues such as women's labor, LGBTQ issues, substance abuse, agricultural sustainability, reproductive rights and sexual health education.
Students and faculty are invited to nominate individuals, groups, or campus organizations. Self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations for 2014-15 are due on Monday, April 6, 2015 by 5 pm and should be submitted electronically to the Administrative Coordinator. Subject line should say: Activism Prize: Individual or Group Name. Each nomination should include the name and contact information of the nominee, and a one to two page letter describing the efforts and achievements of the person or organization during the year. This prize is supported by the Friends of Women's Studies and the GSWS Prizes Committee will make the selection. The successful applicant will receive $100 and a plaque commemorating their achievement.
The Friends of Women's Studies program promotes community involvement in Women's Studies events and with Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies faculty and students. It honors women's voices and fosters a more inclusive, transformative understanding of women and their experiences.