The Politics, Folklore, and Social Justice Section annually awards its William Still Citation for lifetime achievement in community cultural work. The award goes to organizations or individuals who have combined traditional arts and culture with a vision for social justice. The award, currently $100 and lifetime honorary membership in the section, goes to an organization in the geographical vicinity of the AFS meeting, so that a representative can meet with folklorists at the conference. Deadline is August 15 of select years.
How to apply: see the AFS Review for the most recent information. Contact the section conveners with questions.
Previous winners of the William Still Citation have been:
1994 James Cameron and America’s Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1996 The Open Hearth Education Project, James Abrams, Executive Director, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (http://museum.research.missouri.edu/mfap/pubs/culttour/a2.htm)
1998 Radio KDNA, Granger, Washington
1999 Highlander Research and Education Center, Guy and Candie Carawan, Directors, New Market, Tennessee
2000 Appalshop, Whitesburg, Kentucky
2001 Alaska Native Medical Center Auxiliary, Anchorage, Alaska
2003 Native Seeds/SEARCH, Tucson, Arizona
2012 Mary Howell, Civil Rights Attorney working in New Orleans.