First Annual Marcus Raskin Award for Civic and Intellectual Courage
April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Institute for Policy Studies and the Raskin Family invite you to attend the First AnnualMarcus Raskin Award for Civic and Intellectual Courage recognizing Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.
The Marcus Raskin Award for Civic and Intellectual Courage is a new initiative of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Raskin family to honor Marc’s legacy of speaking truths to power. In 1963, Marc and Dick Barnet founded the Institute for Policy Studies, which has since served as a hub for the major social movements of our time, from the civil rights, women’s rights, labor and peace movements, to the movements in support of economic and environmental justice.
This award recognizes an individual who is an outstanding and brave leader in the fields Marc was passionate about, including peace, social reconstruction, art, and politics. The awardee is chosen by a small committee of Raskin family members and IPS staff.
We are thrilled to recognize Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II as the 2019 Marcus Raskin Awardee for his incredible leadership in the revived Poor People’s Campaign. To date, the campaign has built a broad-based grassroots movement across the United States to confront systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy. We welcome you to join this special program commemorating Marc’s legacy and celebrating the work of Rev. Barber and the Poor People’s Campaign.