The 2021 Clara Lemlich Awards
Event Date and Time: May 10, 2021 6:00 pm
Tickets and Reservations
If you missed it you can watch the 2021 award recording from May 10th below!
A project of Labor Arts, the Clara Lemlich Awards for Social Activism recognize living legends, women no younger than 80 who have made tremendous contributions through their social, cultural, and political activism. Puffin salutes these remarkable women and has long supported the awards. The Awards have been held every year since 2011, and since 2013 have been celebrated at the Museum of the City of New York.
Mark your calendars… this year’s ceremony will take place May 10th. You can register here.
Barbara Dane – Activist Singer
Suelika Cabrera Drinane – Advocate for the Elderly
Debby King – Union Fighter
Wilhelmina Perry – LGBT Convener
Muriel Tillinghast – Movement Organizer
The wonderful 2020 honorees are here. Due to the pandemic the reception was virtual, please explore the individual pages to find the introductions and acceptance speeches you might have heard at the ceremony—use your imagination for the rest.
The award is named for Clara Lemlich, a Jewish immigrant who began organizing as a young garment worker, which led to her being blacklisted. Undeterred, she then devoted herself to the cause of suffrage, and throughout her long life she continued to organize on behalf of consumers and laborers and for the cause of peace.