Saturday, February 19, 2011

Still time to nominate for Grace Paley Award at UMass Boston

I have just discovered this award, but hope that if you know someone doing the work at UMass Boston, you can nominate until March 1.

Here's some of the information:

As part of our ongoing commitment to social and political engagement, The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences has established an award in honor of the late Grace Paley, activist and writer. Grace was one of the inspirational forces at the Center, her enthusiasm and commitment inspiring. It is in her spirit that we seek to award a like-minded UMass Boston student the Grace Paley Award in the amount of $500.00. There are no restrictions on the use of the award.

Eligible students must be nominated by a faculty, staff member, or fellow student familiar with the student’s contributions to his or her community, whether that community is on- or off-campus. Eligible students must demonstrate diligent work in the fields of social, communal, or political activism. These can include, but are not limited to: literacy and advocacy programs, Veteran services, rehabilitation programs and centers, elderly services, immigrant services and assistance, community centers and service, churches, cultural centers, shelters, and after-school programs. Both undergraduate and graduate students in good standing are eligible. A faculty, staff member, or student may nominate more than one student.

Nominations are accepted January 1- March 1, 2011. For more information, please contact the Joiner Center at 617-287-5850, or email

When I lived in Needham, Massachusetts, I knew someone who taught on that campus, but that was 26 years ago ! Here's the link to the William Joiner Center page with the Grace Paley award info, including past winners...

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