The deadline for nominations for the Berger-Marks Foundation’s annual Edna Award is Aug. 28. The $10,000 award recognizes young women making a mark in labor, women’s and other social justice movements.
The award is named after Edna Berger, a pioneer for women’s rights who rose from a receptionist at the Philadelphia Inquirer to become a writer, editor and the first woman organizer for The Newspaper Guild-CWA. The foundation is named for Berger and her husband, “Tin Pan Alley” composer Gerald Marks (“All of Me”).
Along with the Edna Award winner, two other nominees will receive $1,000 Awards of Note. Also this year, the foundation will present the Kate Mullany Courageous Young Worker Award to a young woman who has been a voice in the workplace in the face of overwhelming opposition. The $1,000 award is named for an inspiring laundry worker who helped win one of the first strikes by a women’s union.
Nominees must be 35 or younger as of Dec. 31, 2014. They may be from labor unions, women’s groups, workers’ rights groups or other areas of social justice for both of these prestigious awards. Nominations must be made online. Click here for the Edna Award nomination form and here for the Kate Mullany Award nomination form.
Click here to learn more about the Berger-Marks Foundation, the Edna Award and the Kate Mullany Award.