2003 Tribute to Change

Honoring Local Labor Activists

About the Awardees

The Paul Robeson Social Justice Award 

Rev. Isaac Miller, Rector, Church of the Advocate for his life’s work opposing war and upholding the importance of supporting the poor and working class in this country.

photo of Isaac Miller

The Polly Brinley Outstanding Volunteerism Award

Judith Bernstein-Baker, Attorney, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, for her work advocating for the rights of immigrants, most recently with the Pennsylvania Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition.

photo of Judith Bernstein-Baker

The Robin Hood Was Right Award

Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities for advocating a redistribution of federal dollars from defense to human needs.

photo of BLSP protest with a person speaking in front of an anti-war sign

Community Empowerment Awards

Delaware County Wage Peace and Justice for building broad-based opposition to the war in Iraq in the US Congressional District represented by Rep. Curt Weldon, senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.

photo of Del Co Wage Peace & Justice members

Pennsylvania Immigrant Workers Rights Coalition for its work defending the rights of immigrant workers over the past year.

photo of PA Immigrant Workers Rights Coalition members

Philadelphia Area Jobs with Justice for advocating for the rights of working people and encouraging the organizations that represent them (principally unions) to oppose the war in Iraq.

photo of Jobs with Justice members holding Jobs with Justice posters

Unite for Peace, an inter-generational anti-war group, for its work uniting peace activists and members of local religious congregations, especially in Muslim communities.

photo of Unite for Peace members

In addition, we gave a special award to Bob Smith of Brandywine Peace Community for his 30+ years of continuous service to the peace movement.

photo of Bob Smith