Just received word from my friends at the Andrew Goodman Foundation of this year's Hidden Heroes Award winners.
Hidden Heroes are ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to change the world for the better - as Andy did when he traveled to Mississippi in 1964.
Our award honors and supports social activism that gets results. The Hidden Heroes program, which is being launched with these awards, is part of a new initiative that aims to inspire, educate and reward people who take personal responsibility for healing the world - carrying on the spirit and the love that inspired Andy.
The Hidden Heroes Award is presented each year to as many as five individuals whose work exemplifies the Foundation's origins and mission: promoting human dignity, civil rights and social justice through actions characterized by great personal initiative, selflessness, fearlessness, compassion, imagination, and achievement.
This year's winners are: Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Toni Maloney, Chairperson, Business Council for Peace (BPeace); Gwenn Levine, Founder, Paterson Youth Photography Project, (PYPP) and Tashi Dolma, Founder, Tibetan Home of Hope.
Check it out here.