- Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:15
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Jennifer Prosser Wade Award for Courage: where truth speaks to power
“Sometimes it is terribly hard to speak out against what is “establishment” and what is accepted when you know something is very wrong, especially when you know that in all likelihood you will be treated as the enemy for having spoken out against what others possibly hold dear. But conscience compels a few people to do this even though they know the messenger may be shot. Speaking truth to power requires courage”. –Jennifer Prosser Wade
The BCCLA is delighted to announce that Jennifer Prosser Wade, a notable justice advocate, has funded a new annual award for those speaking truth to power and thereby protecting civil liberties and human rights.
The BCCLA is seeking nominations for the first ever presentation of the Jennifer Prosser Wade Award for Courage: where truth speaks to power to be presented at the BCCLA’s 2017 AGM on May 11th, at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.
The award recognizes people who, at personal risk and/or loss, stand up to those who would deny our freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion and other basic rights. Included with the award is a cash prize of $200.
The call for nominations for the award is open to all from now until April 5, 2017.
You do not need to be a member of the BCCLA to submit a nomination, and the nominees do not need to be members to receive the award.
Please nominate soon all who are worthy of recognition, and join us on May 11, 2017 at the Alice MacKay Room at the Vancover Public Library for the award presentation and Annual General Meeting.r0